DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK ABOUT HOW YOU READ? WE THINK WE LOOK AT TEXT AND READ EVERY LETTER AND EVERY WORD CONSECUTIVELY. BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT HAPPENS.1
One of the brain’s most amazing powers is its ability to anticipate and fill in the blanks when we’re reading. The shortcuts the brain takes are much more efficient, but it leaves the door open for mistakes.2,3,4
How attentive a reader can you be? Click on the examples below to find out!
1 Rayner K, Slattery TJ, Drieghe D, Liversedge SP. Eye movements and word skipping during reading: Effects of word length and predictability. J Exp Pscyhol Hum Percept Perform. 2011;37(2):514-528.