Til gengældt kunne Kim noget med ord. Fire år gammel lærte han sig selv at læse, og fra en tidlig alder vakte han begejstring ved at udtale selv lange ord baglæns."Folk skulle bare sige et ord, så kunne jeg gentage det baglæns. Uden at tænke mig om. Elefant, sagde de. Og så sagde jeg: Tnafele".Og så ville de også høre deres egne navne."Henriksen?", udbryder han."Ingen problemer: "Neskirneh".
Det kunne jo rigtig godt minde om den måde synæstesi virker på: At sanse-input et sted i hjernen som en automatredaktion aktiverer indre 'sansninger' fra andre steder i hjernen; at - for eksempel - perceptionen af enkelte bogstaver automatisk udløser ledsagende oplevelser af farver på den indre skærm, hvor hvert enkelt bogstav i alfabetet har sin særlige farve. Eller at tal eller navne på uger og måneder, automatisk udløser indre billeder med slyngede former og figurer.
Og så er der to henvisninger til avisartikler hvor forskere udtaler at de ikke har nogen forklaring på fænomenet:
Experts mystified at girl, 14, who can recite words backwards within seconds
Phenomenon of Ambidextrous Individuals Still Startles Scientists
Pigern hedder Alyssa Kramer fra Oklahoma, og hun blev et 'internet-hit' efter at hendes venner udsendte denne video hvor hun demonstrerer sit særlige 'talent' - som altså deler med Kim Leine.
Alyssa, who now has her own website alyssatalkingback.com, told CBS3 that it is a skill she has had since she was young.'Whenever I learned how to read, I just started doing it. I have a photographic memory, and whenever someone tells me a word, I can see it in my head.And if I want to spell it backwards then, it can flip and I’ll read it that way,' she said.
Ambidexterity is the state of being equally adept in the use of both left and right appendages (such as the hands). It is one of the most famous varieties of cross-dominance. People that are naturally ambidextrous are uncommon, with only one out of one hundred people being naturally ambidextrous. The degree of versatility with each hand is generally the qualitative factor in determining a person's ambidexterity.
This is my 10 year old Son, Cameron, talking backwards. We discovered he had this amazing talent a couple of days ago. Apparently he has been entertaining friends at school for a couple of months now! Also check http://www.youtube.com/watc... for another Video we recorded at the same time last year.
OMG! Dude you ROCK!! I'm in my 30's and am a snail compared to you. My memory is not as sharp as it used to be. I learnt purely by accident when I used to dismantle cassette tapes and put them back together with the tape kind of upside down (it's a long story, I was a lonely kid!!) but once you work out how to do it it becomes pretty easy, right? It's like having a mirror inside your head, ain't it? I'm so chuffed to finally find I'm not alone in the world. Thank you Cameron and best wishes to you and your family from down south. :-)
"Phonetic reversal is the process of reversing the phonemes of a word or phrase. When the reversal is identical to the original, the word or phrase is called a phonetic palindrome. Phonetic reversal is not entirely identical to backmasking, which is specifically the reversal of recorded sound. This is because pronunciation in speech causes a reversed diphthong to sound different in either direction (e.g. eye [aɪ] becoming yah [jɑː]), or differently emphasize a consonant depending on where it lies in a word, hence creating an imperfect reversal. Backmasking involves not only the reversal of the order of phonemes, but the reversal of the phonemes themselves, which means that the reversed sound of a phrase may be hard to predict.According to proponents of reverse speech, phonetic reversal occurs unknowingly during normal speech."