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Speedreading is something all children in Scandinavia do. The first time you watch TV in Sweden you will immediately recognize why – everything is subtitled and broadcasted in original language. Even most Swedish language movies are subtitled, or can be digitally enhanced with subtitles for [...]
Just like in Sweden, poeple in India learns how to read more efficiently thanks to subtitling in television. With BrainRead training, you can learn how to read 2-3 times faster and comprehend better too! Read the full Article in the economist.
Speed reading at the hands of outstanding school education? The Scandinavians are not only outstanding with respect to reading comprehension. The school system, in comparison to Germany, aims at deducing facts. Teacher-centred teaching, a common practice that is only slowly going out of fashion in [...]
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I recently read the book „PhotoReading“ by Paul R. Scheele to see what the originator of this reading method actually suggests. PhotoReaders claim to be able to read more than 25,000 words per minute. That’s on average about a fully written page in a second. [...]
Newspapers are a great tool to keep up your reading speed. Their structure and formatting are just perfect for speed reading. You don’t have to know every word in your daily newspaper. Neither do you need to learn it by heart, nor are you interested [...]
Every day we spend a lot of time reading and answering our emails. The BrainRead- method shows you how to do it faster and more efficiently. Our daily morning exercise Turning on the computer, opening email application, checking mails. This is our daily morning exercise [...]
Reading from the top to the bottom is not always the most efficient way to handle a text. In order to reach high text apprehension while increasing your reading speed, try the BrainRead strategy. The BrainRead reading strategy Most people immediately start reading a text [...]
Punctuation marks can be a real pain, when writing a text. But for the reader they are essential for dividing the text into meaningful entities and thus read faster. Period, comma, dash, colon: punctuation marks are important when we read a text. When used properly [...]
Reading fast and understanding more at the same time is only possible if your brain processes groups of words. Easier said than done! It really is a pity that we weren’t taught speed reading at school. After all we live in a time where information [...]
Reading in groups of words will increase your reading speed. Keywords and contextual cues come in handy with this technique. All this talk about groups of words, when it comes to speed reading.. It does make sense though: Being able to read three words at [...]
You don’t have to focus on every word in order to understand what you read. Au contraire! More work for your brain As we move along a text row by row our eye transforms words into light signals and directs them to our brain via [...]
When it comes to reading, we stopped progressing. Well, that’s too bad because this keeps us from reading fast! It’s funny, when it comes to bicycling, we keep improving ourselves. Starting with a tricycle we proudly watch as dad removes the training wheels. Then, as [...]
A while ago my daughter came home with her physics test results. She was one point short of an A+ and very sad. I said: “are you kidding? That’s great!”. “No”, she said, “my BF got an A+ and I didn’t, even if I answered [...]
BrainRead - Effective Speed Reading. Reading like the Swedish Changing reading habits The role reading plays in our professional lives has changed over the years. We are so overloaded with it that it has become a time sink and a major stress factor. More than [...]
You could read faster- if you just had the courage to do so. Because speed reading means not relying on a safety net. When you read, do you read fast from top left to bottom right without stopping at a single word or jumping backwards? [...]
A remarkable experiment by nonprofit organization „PlanetRead“ has proved what a great impact development work can have. An example of capacity building of a special kind. One little thing.. “One little thing that had a great impact on the lives of a lot of people”. [...]
Being multilingual develops cognitive skills that are ideal for top managers. Professor Antonella Sorace at the Universtiy of Edinburgh has done extensive research on the cognitive skills of multilingual people. Her research has shown that speaking (or reading) other languages offer not only effective communication [...]
Scandinavians rank among the best readers in the world. Why? Because they loved watching TV when they were kids. Cartoons that come with a hurdle What was your favorite TV- show when you were a kid? The Muppet Show? The Pink Panther? Vicky the Viking? [...]
Speed reading means exploiting your eye's and brain's potential to the maximum. Here are some thoughts on that... More unexploited potential In my last blog entry I addressed the unexploited potential of your eye muscles. That's not all the potential that slow readers fail to [...]