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PhotoReading and the brain
Cognitive Neuroscience has shown the tremendous learning power of the human brain. It is an amazing information processor—capable of handling more complexity and at greater speeds than you were taught to use in school.
Consider that educators typically speak to the conscious/verbal parts of your brain. Yet, the conscious/verbal brain represents only 2 percent of the brain's overall functions. What could you accomplish if you effectively use more of the other 98 percent of brain functions? The PhotoReading whole mind system provides a clear approach to use your brain's rich capabilities.
The brain and pattern recognition
The brain naturally seeks to recognize patterns, opting for the big picture first when it approaches new information. It prefers to take it all in at once and then plot an effective way to maximize its results, unless it gets trained to proceed in a less effective manner.
While the brain works "whole to parts," we learn to read in a way that encourages an opposite approach—"parts to whole." We start to read one letter, one blend of syllables, one word at a time, sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph. Although this may be a good learning method, few people break free of their training to use the brain in the way in which it was intended—to blast through written materials much faster.
Nonconscious processing breakthrough of the brain
It appears that the conscious mind was never intended to be the brain's primary information processor. Until the early 1990s it was believed that the primary visual cortex of the brain was required to route information in order for the conscious mind to understand incoming visual information. Researchers reported in the journal, Brain, that conscious visual processing was possible without the primary visual cortex, indicating nonconscious pathways to information processing. PhotoReading uses conscious and nonconscious visual pathways.
Vast nonconscious capacity and power
The capacity of the brain is mostly nonconscious and virtually limitless. Educational psychologist Win Wenger claims that the nonconscious database of the brain outweighs our conscious database by a factor of ten billion to one. Dr. Wenger's 30 years of research and application, presented in his best-selling book, The Einstein Factor, have shown that we all possess a vast nonconscious resource.
Now consider the brain's information processing. Nonconscious information-acquisition processes have been shown to be much faster and structurally more sophisticated than consciously controlled thinking and learning.
The mechanisms of nonconscious information acquisition, also referred to in psychological literature as the "preconscious processor," allow for the development of procedural knowledge that is unknown to conscious awareness. In publications of his research in the Cognitive Research Laboratory of Tulsa University, Dr. Pawel Lewicki showed that knowledge can enter the memory system through channels that are independent from consciousness and involve a more advanced and structurally more complex organization than could be handled by consciously controlled thinking.
The preconscious processor seems to be directly involved in high-level cognitive operations such as encoding, the interpretation of stimuli, drawing inferences, and the triggering of emotional reactions—all of which are essential to the act of reading.
According to Lewicki and his co-researchers, "The mechanism of preconscious processing (the preconscious processor) is equipped to efficiently process complex information and appears to be incomparably more able to process complex knowledge faster and 'smarter' overall than our ability to think and identify meanings of stimuli consciously."
PhotoReading: Reading technology for the brain
The PhotoReading whole mind system can be summed up as a protocol for using the two powerful capabilities of the brain that you already possess: 1) vast nonconscious storage capacity, and 2) a processing mechanism capable of nonconsciously acquiring information at tremendously accelerated rates. Until the development of PhotoReading, few were able to show how to reliably use these capacities to produce consistent results.
PhotoReading instructors have worked for nearly two decades delivering powerful enhancements to reading speed and comprehension, while simultaneously ensuring a profound benefit in the lives of all who use PhotoReading. The consensus is clear: PhotoReading is not just about reading. It is about using the tremendous resources of your whole mind to achieve success in any area of life.
PhotoReading offers a broad spectrum of brain-compatible, accelerative learning tools to give the highest possible benefits for the greatest possible variety of individuals. In addition to improving reading speed and comprehension, PhotoReading has been shown to improve brain processing, visual processing, cognitive functioning, memory, creativity, problem solving, and intuition.
Anyone can learn to PhotoRead. Course participant ages range from 13 years to 96 years. No special abilities are required. In fact, a school psychologist reported that an autistic child naturally PhotoRead his math textbooks upside down and backwards before leaping to the head of his class in mathematics. PhotoReading is amazingly brain compatible. It clearly excels as the best first approach to all learning activities. Far more effective than the traditional start-and-slog strategy of engaging the limited conscious mind, PhotoReading is the 21st century way to capitalize on the information explosion we all face.
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