State of Mind

If you are to read at your optimum it Is important to have the right state of mind. This can be determined from an electroencephalogram (EEG). During the test, small sensors are attached to the scalp to pick up the electrical signals produced when brain cells signal each other. A machine registers this electrical activity as different brainwave frequencies. All frequencies occur simultaneously to some…

Avoiding Distractions

Reading should be seen as a priority, not something which is fitted around the other demands on your time. Set aside dedicated reading time when you’re at your peak, in harmony with your natural circadian rhythm. If you’re up with the lark read first thing in the morning. If you are a night owl read later. “I insist on a lot of time being spent,…

Speed and Comprehension

An article by Pete Etchells in the Guardian (Wed 20 Jul 2016) entitled “Is speed reading a waste of time?”, largely focusing on reading apps (which I agree can be ineffective), concludes: “So, does speed reading work? Well, yes and no. It really depends on what you’re reading and why you need to read it. As yet, there isn’t a trick that enables you to…

Phil Chambers confused

I Hear Voices in My Head!

“Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even in the wizarding world.” ~J. K. Rowling “Get along with the voices inside of my headYou’re trying to save meStop holding your breathAnd you think I’m crazy” ~ Eminem featuring Rihanna – The Monster When reading, virtually everyone hears a voice inside their head saying the words as they’re read. You’re not going…