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?