7 Speed Reading Shares A Fascinating Experiment About The Brain Activity Of Harry Potter Readers

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Speed reading program 7 Speed Reading™ invites readers to investigate the results of an enlightening scientific experiment on brain activity and behavior that takes place during the reading of Harry Potter books.

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When a person reads line after line of text, they not only have to make sense of what the words convey but also interprete the actions, intentions, thinking, and ultimate goals of the characters in the book.

According to a recent study, the brain activity and neural behavior that occurs in the a person's brain during the reading of Harry Potter books is extraordinary. eReflect, designer of speed reading programs Spreeder and 7 Speed Reading™, discusses the results of that study in a recent blog post. According to the researchers, the brain tries to mimic and interpret the actions of the characters in the book in the same way it would as if the reader were performing those actions in real life. According to 7 Speed Reading™’s editor, the scientific study revealed exciting findings on how people’s brains make sense of reality and written content, and what happens to them when the reader is deeply immersed in a fascinating plot.

In this experiment, the readers were asked to read the passage in the first book of the series in which Harry’s first flying lesson is described. MRI scans of the readers’ brains soon revealed that the brain regions associated with motor activity and those engaged when people try to interpret others’ movement were both lit up. The study confirms a long-held hypothesis that reading about an activity causes the brain to behave in a way similar to the way it would behave if the reader's body was actually experiencing that activity. As eReflect’s editor explains,

“Whether we’re reading about how a protagonist tries to decipher a person’s actions by trying to figure out what their intentions are, or whether we are trying to decipher these intentions in a person sitting next to us, the same brain regions come into play.“

Reading is a complex and cognitively heavy process. When a person reads line after line of text, they not only have to make sense of what the words convey but also interprete the actions, intentions, thinking, and ultimate goals of the characters in the book. At the same time, they have to keep track of all of the characters, and follow the plot as it develops.

For people who speed read these findings confirm how easily the brain can efficiently cope with multiple processes at once, something that is key to learning successful speed reading techniques.

Reading faster means that these cognitive processes need to be executed at a faster pace, and with the right training, the brain can adjust the speed of processing to keep up, no matter how fast a person is reading. As eReflect concludes, the ultimate speed reader is a individual who has managed to accelerate their cognitive thinking through speed reading strategies that target subvocalization and regression, the two major enemies of speed reading.

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