Hyperlexia Experience: What is Hyperlexia?

Unrewarded Geniuses

Have you ever thought about how our perceptions shape the way we see the world around us?

When I look at this picture, I see Mr. Potato Head’s eyes.

My son, however, sees an eight (8).

Do you see what he sees? When you turn Mr. Potato Head’s eyes sideways, they are shaped like the number eight (8).

And this next picture.

It’s a screenshot of my phone. We were playing a video and we paused it. Do you see the pause symbol on center of the screen? When I press pause, my son laughs and asks me why I am pressing the eleven (11) button. Have you ever noticed that the pause button looks like the number eleven (11)?

Or how about this straw we picked up on our Disney world vacation.

I thought the kids would love drinking out of this Mickey Mouse straw. And they did! My…

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