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Topic: If you can raed this your brian wroks (was: Kona (51 lines)
1) From: Kurt Kroon
Not true -- See Dr. Kath Straub's article
If yuo can raed this yuor brian wroks ... Debunking urban legends with
usable explanations
in the HFI's UI Design Newsletter from April, 2006[1]http://www.humanfactors.com/downloads/apr06.aspIn 2006, Rayner, White, Johnson, Liversedge published an article[2] that
provided evidence to debunk the jumbled words legend for people who don't
speak "cognitive science". They demonstrated that:
* Some presentations of jumbled letters are easier to read than others
(e.g., it's easier if the words are jumbled at the end of the sentence or
the letters are jumbled at the end of the word).
* Sentences with letter substitutions are harder to read than sentences with
jumbled words.
* Reading words with jumbled letters *always costs more* (in cognitive
processing terms) than reading normal text.
Or, in other words: If you make something more complicated to do, it gets
harder to do it.
Just though you'd like to know -- we now return to our regularly scheduled
discussion about roasting coffee at home.
Thank you for tuning in.
Kurtis
(who should be getting his first coffee roaster -- a Poppery I that he won
on ebay -- within the next few days, and is incredibly giddy at the
possibilities.) 
Notes:
[1] Retrieved fromhttp://www.humanfactors.com/downloads/apr06.aspon 31
July 2008.
[2] Raeding Wrods with jumbled Lettres; There is a cost. Psychological
Science 17(3), 192-193.
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