<iframe title="The Unbelievable Science of How We Read" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wt7rR0MCYsg?feature=oembed" height="113" width="200" style="aspect-ratio: 1.76991 / 1; width: 100%; height: 100%;" allowfullscreen="" allow="fullscreen"></iframe> **Duration:** 17:0 **Language:** **Complexity:** **Topics:** # šŸ“’ Personal Notes --- date: 2024-03-20 --- # YouTube ![]() ## Description: -> [Youtube video Link](https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wt7rR0MCYsg) ## Summary: In this video, Joe explains the fascinating process of how our brains read and recognize words. He reveals the hidden illusion in letter sizes, the neural recycling theory, and the intricate mechanisms behind how we recognize words. Unordered Key Points: - Letters of the same size can appear differently due to optical illusions, affecting how we read. - Reading involves neural recycling, where ancient brain functions are repurposed for recognizing letters. - Our brains process words as a whole, recognizing them by shape rather than individually reading each letter. Themes: Perception, Neuroscience, Language