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“The factor that most strongly determined reading speed was word-identification ability.”

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Speed-Reading Versus Science

Speed-Reading Versus Science

Research shows that reading speed is more about an individual’s language skills than anything related to their eye movements. Another unsubstantiated claim, is that hearing an “inner voice” while reading slows down readers.

The only reliable way to become a faster reader is to expan...

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“It is unlikely that readers will be able to double or triple their reading speeds (e.g., from around 250 to 500–750 words per minute) while still being able to understand the text as well as if they read at normal speed.”

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Human Body X Speed Reading

Human Body X Speed Reading

The fovea is a small high visual acuity area in the retina. Our eyes are seriously limited in their precision outside said area.

We can take in only a word or so at each glance, and a little bit about the words on either side. 

Multiple experiments confirm that speed reading

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Secret 4: Reading in Chunks

Secret 4: Reading in Chunks

The human eye has a spot called fovea, where vision is clearest. So you can see the center of a chunk most clearly, but you can still distinguish the surrounding words.


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How it works?

How it works?

The words themselves interfere with your ability to quickly say the correct color of the word. Two different theories have been proposed to explain this phenomenon :

  • Selective attention theory : According to this theory, naming the actual color of the words requires mu...

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