Mar 06 2010
I admire people who can read very fast, especially those who can retain in their mind 90% of what they have read. I read here that there is a man in the name of Kim Peek who can read over 10,000 words a minute, with 98% retention. Amazing isn’t it? According to the article, Kim Peek can do it by skimming two pages simultaneously, one with each eye.
But of course, it will be hard for ordinary people to do what Kim Peek can do because he is an extraordinary genius, a savant; his brain lacks a corpus callosum, the nerve bundle that connects the left and right hemisphere. Continue Reading »