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There is no real difference between listening to a book and reading as the mental processes involved are the same. Studies show that listeners and readers retain about equal understanding of the passages they’ve consumed.
There are slight differences between them, one being th...
“A 1985 study found listening comprehension correlated strongly with reading comprehension — suggesting that those who read books well would listen to them well. In a 1977 study, college students who listened to a short story were able to summarize it with equal accuracy as those who read it....
Simplifying, two basic processes happen when you read: There is decoding, or translating the strings of letters into words with meaning. And then there is language processing, or comprehension.
Decoding is specific to reading but by about late elementary school, decoding becom...
Reading regularly involves many regressions, where you reread parts of the text to ascertain a word or syntax.
Listening sometimes requires echoic memory which is a brain feature that allows us to remember something we heard without paying attention to it a few secon...
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