Why do our brains suddenly look at a word we’ve known our whole lives and think it’s spelled wrong even though it’s clearly correct?

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Why do our brains suddenly look at a word we’ve known our whole lives and think it’s spelled wrong even though it’s clearly correct?

In: Biology

there’s actually a name for it: wordnesia. when you’re reading, a very practised part of the brain responds automatically. when “wordnesia” happens, it could be a glitch (so to speak) in the brain that causes conscious monitoring to happen and turns off the auto pilot reading. when you engage in the conscious monitoring of the parts that should be automatic, you get a hiccup which makes the work look as though it’s spelled incorrectly.

Because practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes progress. Stop practicing and you REgress. Yeah you learned this shit in 2nd grade and you haven’t tried to spelled it since, of course you’re gonna fuck it up and misspell