About Eye Tracking
The best speed reading courses contain eye-tracking exercises and games that activate right brain function such as imaging and mass memory acquisition. In Makato Shichida's Child Academies, we'll find young children flipping through books at high speed, taking tests on the book's subject matter, and getting high test scores.
Stephen Christman’s, a pschologist at the University of Toledo, research has independently shown that such eye movements improve recall memory.
Christman said that he first came up with the idea to look at the effects of eye movements on memory after learning that leftward eye movements activate the right brain hemisphere and that rightward movements activate the left hemisphere. He thought that horizontal eye movements might, therefore, improve memory by helping the hemispheres interact.
The Follow That Dot accelerated learning games on this CD as well as our Eye Tracking Exercise Cards, also use techniques similar to those listed above.
Our programs have something in common that few other programs possess: Exercises and games targeted for the right brain that strengthen eye-tracking, stimulate and activate right brain function such as imaging and mass memory acquisition. They also create strong connections between the right brain and the left brain's conscious recall function.
In short, true speed reading is your ability to store the "image" of pages or blocks of text through your right brain mind, and later be able to recall the information from those pages through your conscious left brain mind.
Strengthening Our Eye Muscles
To strengthen our eye muscles, we want use their unique eye-tracking exercises and games. They strengthen and expand the muscles used for vertical, horizontal, diagonal, global and field of vision. When we strengthen our eye muscles in this way, we're able to image faster and store larger blocks of text at a time. And, by using these accelerated learning techniques, we form strong connections between our subconscious right brain function and conscious left brain function, which leads to speed reading.
In addition, using these particular exercises and games are great for young children, those with eye-tracking difficulties of any age or learning ability.
Photographic High-Speed Imaging
Photographic high-speed imaging is a right brain function we can do very easily - children especially. In fact, everything we see is instantly stored in our subconscious right brain mind. The problem is, most of us don't have the ability to bring those image memories out to our conscious left brain mind at will; we haven't developed the right brain left brain connections which enable it.
That's why Shichida and Mercury Learning's exercises and games are so good. They have all developed unique accelerated learning techniquess that strengthen imaging abilities and memory recall. Some of their exercises even help you type faster and do other tasks faster and better due to the residual effects of enhanced brain right brain left brain function.