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The Case for Slow Reading

18/10/2020 09:00 AM | Click to read full article

A growing body of research suggests that pushing ourselves to read at an unnaturally fast pace comes at a cost. Keith Rayner, a psychologist, and expert on eye movement and cognition insisted that because humans are anatomically and neurologically constrained, it’s not possible to read much more than 500 words per minute without sacrificing comprehension and retention.

Unsurprisingly, one study found that while speed-reading trainees read faster than those without such training, they comprehended less.