An article that starts with such an amazing animated gif has to be worth reading, we say. Excellent review of the limitations of speed reading with advice for taking time to read for understanding instead.
“But, I would argue, the take-home lesson from efforts to increase our reading speed is to question whether speed-reading is a healthy aspiration at all. Speed-readers don’t see what’s on the page; they read what they want to see, which perhaps explains why the practice continues to thrive. It must feel very good to devour a whole book in a few seconds and discover it only said what you already thought anyway. But that’s pretty much the opposite of learning.”