Spritz, text streaming app for speed reading

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  1. noZme

    noZme Active Member

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    A new way to read on mobile devices. Don't blink!

    Your eyes do not move. The “Optimal Recognition Point” (ORP) is slightly left of the center of each word, and is the precise point at which our brain deciphers each jumble of letters. According to Spritz, 80 percent of the time you spend reading is devoted to physically moving your eyes from one word to the next in search of the ORP, while only 20 percent is spent actually processing the information. To speed things up, Spritz reformats the text and aligns it based on the ORP so there is essentially no physical eye movement, and almost all of your time is spent taking in data.

    Give the examples a try : 250 words per minute, 350 words per minute & 500 words per minute.

    http://elitedaily.com/news/technolo...allow-you-to-read-novels-in-under-90-minutes/

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2105960/spritz-text-streaming-app-increases-reading-speed.html

    http://www.spritzinc.com/the-science/
     
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  3. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    That looks cool but I think I missed some words when I blinked at an inopportune time.

    But I suppose it may not matter too much, I've been reading some texts in languages that I don't know that well and it's possible to get the gist of it even though you don't understand nearly every word.

    But in the 600 wpm example on the Spritz website the numbers and names flew past too fast for me to get them and I expect that sometimes numbers and names might be the important words.
     
  4. Yoda

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    Awesome. I would like to see it at even faster wpm.
     
  5. noZme

    noZme Active Member

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    I love the technology. With use, speed would increase. I wonder just how fast one could go.
     

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