Dr. Dementia Test

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

Post by Andrew Pohlman » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:51 pm

Doonesbury used a similar technique in which he set up a sexual context, then used the word "condominium" where he could have used "condom". Amost everyone read "condom" and had to read it three times to actually see the word "condominium". Our brains automatically unscramble words as shown above, but we can also see what we want rather than what is truly there...
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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by Saffiya » Wed May 11, 2016 9:00 am

I found this easy to read and am thankful on two counts. Firstly because I had the luxury of having fun while doing the exercise. Secondly, it gave me a modicum of reassurance that my struggle to recall things lately is just age-related and not the onset of dementia :merci:

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by PaulHardy » Sat May 14, 2016 5:24 pm

chuckinphoenix wrote:...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?
Off topic; I used to use this text in a presentation I gave to medical and nursing colleagues about medicines safety. I would follow it up with a list of medications whose names look similar--for example, chlorpromazine, chlorpropamide, chlorphenamine etc. All of these are for completely different medical conditions but could easily be mis-read. It's a reminder for colleagues about being vigilant!

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by docdq99 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:08 am

Debussychopin wrote:I think people and younguns who are on their smartphone all day are able to read this with ease.
right you are but with the predictive text turned off. :-)

I am able to read the paragraphs without any problem but I guess this is because I am dyslexic in the first place. Hahaha

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by gjj » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:02 am

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by Asa Guitar » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:08 pm

Look like a teencode, i think i can read it easy:
" this message prove how our mind can do amazing thing.
Impressive thing
In the beginning
It was hard but now
In this line your mine is reading it automaticlly with our even
Thinking about it
Be proud! Only certain people can read this, please forward if you can read it!"

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by meouzer » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:03 pm

On first pass, I didn't get the first two lines, but everything else was easy, and then the first two lines were easy after another look.

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by fredao » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:33 pm

Not sure "0NLY C3R741N P30PL3 C4N R3AD 7H15.", but amusing nonetheless.

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by musikai » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:34 pm

I especially like the part where he describes how the rabbit stole his guitar.
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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by Yersinia » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:38 pm

It looks like my typing when I have a migraine.
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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by Scott Phillips » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:30 am

That was cute. If I can read it, I would think just about everybody can.

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by Shalludog » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:06 pm

Those who can read this are accomplished readers. I teach 3rd grade and only the best readers would be able to make any sense of these sentences. Those who are still having to put phonemes together to make sense of it would be lost.

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by REHII » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:32 am

I think it was very easy.
Are there more “tests” like this that can be posted here.
I would really like to know if I am really going crazy or just imagining it???

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Re: Dr. Dementia Test

Post by drmdjones » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:42 am



My spell checker is having a fit.

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