Dr. Dementia Test

Word games to exercise the brain and develop improvisational skills.
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Dr. Dementia Test

Postby chuckinphoenix » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:26 pm

I can read it!!! Now I know I am not as dumb some people think I am, right?



Here's another trick of Doctor Dementia to test your skills....
I've seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time I've seen it with numbers. Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD, you have a strong mind. And better than that: Alzheimer's is a long, long, way down the road before it ever gets anywhere near you.

7H15 M3554G3
53RV35 7O PR0V3
H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N
D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!
1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5!
1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG
17 WA5 H4RD BU7
N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3
Y0UR M1ND 1S
R34D1NG 17
4U70M471C4LLY
W17H 0U7 3V3N
7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17,
B3 PROUD! 0NLY
C3R741N P30PL3 C4N
R3AD 7H15.
PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F
U C4N R34D 7H15.

To my 'selected' strange-minded friends: If you can read the following paragraph, forward it on to your friends with 'yes' in the subject line. Only great minds can read this. This is weird, but interesting!
If you can read this, you have a strange mind, too. Can you read this? Only 55 people out of 100 can.

I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
If you can raed, this frowrad it.
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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby robin loops » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:16 pm

I could read it without effort from the beginning but I think that may have more to do with my poor eyesight than sharp mind. :wink:
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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby Tomzooki » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:24 pm

I am surprised to be able to read this easily, it is in english and I am francophone. So I have a very strong mind, or maybe it is not so difficult to read those texts, and their main purpose is to enhance one's self esteem :lol:
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Postby Alicia » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:34 pm

I think I read it easily because I'm rubbish at spelling. The squiggly red line sorts me out on here when I try to spell things wrong.

That reminds me of something my mother said (and this is true).... "I keep getting all my words muddled. I think I must have anorexia."

Trouble is though... She wasn't joking.
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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby Kent » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:53 pm

Looks like some of the text messages I get. :)

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:54 pm

chuckinphoenix wrote:Only great minds can read this. This is weird, but interesting!
If you can read this, you have a strange mind, too. Can you read this? Only 55 people out of 100 can.

I'm sure that statistic would be much higher on this forum! :wink:

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Postby Erik Zurcher » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:24 pm

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.
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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:38 pm

Erik Zurcher wrote:...we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.

Indeed! It's the same with reading music sometimes. We don't read every note, we just try to "capture" as much information as we can at a glance. :wink:

(Only with music, the notes had better not be mixed up!) :lol:

Alan

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby Steve J Rice » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:12 am

Tarbaby wrote:
Erik Zurcher wrote:...we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.

Indeed! It's the same with reading music sometimes. We don't read every note, we just try to "capture" as much information as we can at a glance. :wink:

(Only with music, the notes had better not be mixed up!) :lol:

Alan


In fact the best speed readers actually work on images of the text, not "reading" at all. They literally take a picture of the lines of text.
It's only us readers that actually read slowly. Strangely comprehension actually improves with speed as well.
Steve

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby dgdenes » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:11 pm

I wonder how this works with Kanji characters?

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby 60moo » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:56 am

chuckinphoenix wrote:.....If you can raed, this frowrad it.

I actually got a little stuck on the last line, of all places! The comma's in the wrong place! :D

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby Lovemyguitar » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:40 am

I've never seen this "test" with mixed numbers and letters before, but I've seen similar words on personalized license plates. And, of course, there's that silly game we played as kids, writing out words with numbers on a calculator.

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby Iain » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:26 pm

Sounds like my old man when he came home, after a night out with his pals.

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby Gtrplyr1 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:52 pm

I got it ! Cool message !

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Postby Debussychopin » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:56 pm

I think people and younguns who are on their smartphone all day are able to read this with ease.

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