Our brains have a unique ability to create meaning where, perhaps, none exists. Similarly, we each possess the ability to decipher insights when the information we receive may at first glance, appear ambiguous. This can both be a help and a hinderance. Gobbledegook is a great energiser to help to visualise this concept.
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Explain to your group that you are going to show them the value in looking closely before jumping to conclusions.
Display the Goggledegook text below, on your presentation screen. Alternatively, have the text printed on paper and share one copy, per delegate.
Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a ttoal mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.