Can You Read This?

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This passage of text written in a combination of letters and numbers has been floating around the internet for years and the ability to read it reveals something pretty amazing about the brain.

The paragraph actually hardly activates the section of the brain associated with numbers and our brains know to treat them just like letters as that’s what you expect when reading.

Although you know that you are reading a mix of letter and numbers together, the brain sees the numbers as strangely written letters – perhaps by someone with bad handwriting.

Most people are able to decode the ‘odd shaped letters’ in a matter of milliseconds. Can you?

57 Responses

  1. Wow! I can read it! This is what it says:

    This message serves to prove how our minds can do amazing things! Impressive things! In the beginning it was hard,
    but now, on this line your mind is reading it automatically without even thinking about it! Be proud only certain people can read this.

    See if you can read it now.

    Good Luck!

  2. at first when ilooked at it i thought it was some kind of code but then i started to notice words and was able to read it

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