If you’re anything like me, you have a whole collection of books you want to read, but the opportunity cost of spending 4-5 hours reading a book is too high. If you could drop that time down to 1h30, then suddenly it would become worthwhile.
Why do some people read faster than others? My father and best friend Alexandre Iglesias read much faster than I do. And until now, I never understood how come.
It turns out that slow readers like myself voice the text they read. The written word is captured by the eye, sent to the larynx to transform the signal into audio, and then sent to the audio-processing section of your brain. This is sub-optimal.
This video shows how to rewire your brain to read faster.
By orally repeating 1234, 1234 when reading, you use up all your larynx’s processing capability, and the brain must adapt by sending the written words to the visual-processing section of your brain. As a result, the signal does not go through any intermediary steps, and allows you to read faster with no decrease in retention.