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Feb
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comment Is it possible to improve reading speed and visual comprehension by doing exercises?
I think we are getting off topic here. The main problem is that hinoglu title and body are nonsequitur because he doesn't understand the cognitive processes involved: the entire question needs to be reformatted. Obviously, my RSVP suggestion is inadequate. Whatever "techniques" we want to discuss, they should be prefaced with a general "not exactly" disclaimer and then discuss how much can be improved and with what effort. Maybe a post per technique, then people can battle it out in the comments and with votes.
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Feb
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comment Is it possible to improve reading speed and visual comprehension by doing exercises?
hinoglu: What you need to understand is that while reading does in involve visual processing, visual processing has very little to do with understanding what the text means. When you read the word "elephant", you don't keep a mental image of the word in your head, you think of an elephant! I remember stumbling over a study showing no increase in speed using cell-phone implementation. Its likely that using RSVP where one would naturally skim (like a web-page) is counter productive.
Feb
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answered Public domain scientific intelligence test available for use in research
Feb
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comment Free online intelligence test with norm table, high reliability, and must be printable?
I doubt that any DIY test will result in high levels of accuracy. These tests cost a lot of money to create and they are fairly elaborate. Self-administering them is, well, kind-of a crazy idea. Just knowing what the test measures gives you an advantage.
Feb
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comment What is the effect of ADD/ADHD on performance variability on cognitive tests over time?
Barkley mentions a 10 point drop in IQ compared to the general population.
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comment What are the benefits of dyslexia?
Both of those sources focus on "Gifted children with learning disabilities" -meaning that they have talents in other areas. People with disabilities can compensate, but we also could have been spending that time and energy doing other things. Some disabilities do correlate with being above average in other areas, but I only know of bipolar. A disability can certainly alter ones perception, but one has to go digging to find any measure of life quality that would show improvement for the average person.
Feb
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answered Is it possible to improve reading speed and visual comprehension by doing exercises?
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answered Is variation in human brain size related to mental functioning?