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Scientists say it’s possible to speed read—we’re just doing it wrong

Michael Tabb
Dan Holloway, speed reader

This story is part of an ongoing series on Exceptional Humans and the scientists studying them to help us all benefit from their superhuman abilities. Dan Holloway, an administrator at the University of Oxford, reads up to about 1,000 words per minute without struggling to recall what he’s read. Most college-educated people read anywhere between…

 

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