Cna Yuo Raed Tihs? Tehn Yuo Hvae “Typoglycemia”

Don’t worry you’ll be OK, although it does sound like something you should see a Doctor about… So what is ‘Typoglycemia’? read on…

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It is truly amazing how clever your brain is however it does demonstrate the importance of thorough proof reading as your brain appears to have it’s own predictive ‘Auto Correct’ function enabled which will try and catch you out!

So while we all still rely on our trusty F7 spell check, it seems our brain has been way ahead of the game all along… Celevr Barin!

Gareth Baxendale FBCS CITP

Head of Technology NIHR Clinical Research Network.

Vice Chair BCS Health and Care Executive