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@Comment 11 by jameshogg

Interesting technique , how about chunk reading. If you want to read something really fast you take mental snapshots of entire paragraphs at a time which later you can recall as if reading directly from the source. Even the page numbers. The more you do it the faster it gets. Some people can read entire pages like this. It takes much focus to do this consistently without fail. I can't take a mental snapshot of entire page content. The snapshot comes out as a picture of the entire page from a farther distance and can't make out what it says. But the paragraphs, it breaks it down for me. It is like a close up of the document.

The brain and eyes work in amazing ways for sure. Playing music or learning a song is a good memory exercise. There was a game called memory when I was a kid. It consisted of turning over cards with corresponding pictures. Remembering where they were placed was the key of the game.

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 21:29:42 UTC | #946428