Missing Letters

Count the "f"s in this passage

Missing Letters

How many did you count?

There are actually 6 “f”s, but most people only count 3. Why? It seems that the brain has trouble correctly processing the word of. The letter “f” usually makes the /f/ sound, like in fox. In the word of, though, it makes the /v/ sound. As a result, the brain overlooks the word of as it scans for the sound of /f/.

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