Subvocalisation – reading aloud in your head!
Saying the words in our head as we read ???
Again it partly the way we are taught when we were at school – C. A. T = cat
When reading we often read aloud simple words … and, but, was, it….. but do we really need to?
We don’t with objects ….
Q… When you walk into a room what do you see ?
The answer is that you don’t – Actually the brain has the great ability to recognise shapes
When reading we often read aloud simpe words … and, but, was, it …………… “How do we know what they do” ?
The ability of our brain to recognise shapes, our distant ancestors used cave paintings to great effect and to tell stories that are instantly recognisable to the brain.
- Cave paintings.
- Road signs
Example – MOTORWAY SIGNS
Originally just UPPERCASE but people were not recognising the exit signs leading to a much higher than imagined level of accidents on or bear junctions.
The signs were changed to current format and accidents reduced substantially immediately.
We currently only say 60% – 70% of the words we read already – if we could take this down to 30% – 40% we would see a huge improvement.
We can hear 3 times faster than we speak so reducing subvocalization we will inevitably speed up our reading!