Eye Q product to teach speed reading

In summary: Dr. Kawamura's "eyeQ" program is designed to help readers learn how to speed read by strengthening the eye-brain connection. Success is achieved by retraining the brain to expand the field of vision and to absorb information more quickly. The program also provides unique exercises that strengthen the eye muscles.
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Here is a product that claims it can teach you to speed read.
http://www.infmind.com

The research of Dr. Kawamura and others suggest that the way most of us are taught to read, think, and learn can later hinder our ability to effectively process information.

Along with other scientists, Dr. Kawamura has found that one of the keys to learning to read and process information faster is use of a "whole brain" approach that allows the brain to absorb information quickly.

Success in eyeQ is achieved by strengthening the eye-brain connection and removing factors that prevent the rapid processing of information.

The eye-brain connection is only as strong as the eye muscles themselves. In this program, Dr. Kawamura provides unique exercises that strengthen these important muscles.

The eyeQ program retrains the brain to expand the field of vision and to absorb information more quickly, both of which allow for reading and processing at a significantly increased speed.
 
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Muscles make you learn faster! Who knew?
 
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Poop-Loops said:
Muscles make you learn faster! Who knew?

Could it be that stronger eyes allow you to read faster, thus learning more quicker?
 
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Best piece of info on the site:

eyeQ Site said:
6- How do I learn to read conceptually?
Focus on the six basics of most articles; Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. Practice on newspaper articles and ask yourself those questions after reading. You will learn to anticipate what each article is about - teaching you to be a proactive reader - not a passive one.
 
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I tried this once and it did get me reading quicker in about 10 minutes. I don't think the benefit lasted 10 minutes after I quit, but I can see how it could actually work if you stuck with it. The thing is you can read a lot without gaining speed, but with this it pushes you to read faster. Its possible that this one has some merit, at least in the words per minute category. I have no idea about how reading comprehension is affected/effected. Which one is it?
 
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It makes sense to me that training the eyes coordinate and pick up individual words faster would increase the efficiency of perception and thus increase comprehension ; however I'm skeptical about whether this can be learned in a short period of time for lifetime improvement.
 
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I think if you put in the effort you will become a faster reader. I don't know that you need this system to do it, but it doesn't hurt. The good thing about this program is that it pushes you to get better and each time you use it it makes you read a little bit faster. Without something forcing you to read faster you probably read at the same speed you did a year ago. Its like teaching yourself to play the piano vs. taking lessons. You can learn either way but taking lessons will probably yield better results.
 
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GCT said:
pick up individual words faster would increase the efficiency of perception and thus increase comprehension

Picking up individual words is a thing that you have to unlearn to read fast.
 
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I think the moral of the story is that writers in today's day and age are just terrible at getting to the point.
 
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tribdog said:
I think if you put in the effort you will become a faster reader.

That's probably all there is to it. It's a gimmick to get you to practice speed reading more, and thus is likely to work because any form of practice will eventually increase your reading speed.
 
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Borek said:
Picking up individual words is a thing that you have to unlearn to read fast.

But you see, while I read a tremendous amount, and I'm not by any means a "fast" reader, I enjoy words immensely. I enjoy individual words, the precise use of specific words to create just the right cadence or flavour to a piece of writing. I enjoy word-play, and rhythm and clever usages that are unusual but describe a particular thing just so. I don't want to move past the texture of those very specifically chosen words simply in order to grab content.

I guess, though, it depends on what it is you want to be able to read more quickly.
 
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GeorginaS said:
I don't want to move past the texture of those very specifically chosen words simply in order to grab content.

There are texts that I enjoy reading and that require to concentrate on the exact wording (lyrics by Jeremi Przybora come to mind, they are often precisely built masterpieces; Polish only) at the same time there are texts that I just want to skim to grasp the message. In the first case I have to concentrate on words, in the second - reading separate words will be a waste of time. Both approaches are useful, it just depends on what, when and why.
 

What is the Eye Q product?

The Eye Q product is a speed reading program that uses technology and scientific methods to help individuals improve their reading speed and comprehension.

How does the Eye Q product work?

The Eye Q product uses a technique called Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) to present words and phrases in a rapid and sequential manner. This helps the brain to process information faster and improve reading speed.

Is the Eye Q product effective?

Several scientific studies have shown that the Eye Q product can significantly improve reading speed and comprehension. However, the results may vary depending on individual learning styles and dedication to the program.

Who can benefit from using the Eye Q product?

The Eye Q product is suitable for individuals of all ages who want to improve their reading speed and comprehension. It can be used by students, professionals, and anyone who wants to read faster and retain information better.

How long does it take to see results with the Eye Q product?

The time it takes to see results with the Eye Q product may vary depending on the individual's starting reading speed and dedication to the program. Some users have reported seeing improvements within a few weeks, while others may take longer to see significant changes.

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