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Neon Brain

Have you ever thought that you sometimes fill in the gaps?  Are there times when 2+2 ends up making 5?  Well there is no surprise when you know how amazing our brains are in taking two key pieces of information and computing the rest by filling in the gaps.

I cnduo’t bvleiee taht I culod aulacity uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg, Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltter be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm. Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istelf, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aazming huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghhuot slelinpg was ipmorantt! See if yuor fdreins can raed tihs too.

Although useful in reading, this can cause problems in our relationships, if we start anticipating that people around us will always act the way we expect them too.  In making that assumption, we can act in a way that inevitably leads to us doing a dance,  Where what we anticipated happens, again and again, Our behaviour becomes the first domino to topple.   So why not hit your own pause button and stop the first domino toppling? You may be surprised that what you thought was going to happen doesn’t and what follows goes much better than you expected.