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Change in Intellectual and Physiological Functions of 832 Persons Who Learned Kurita's Speed Reading System for Two Days

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  • KURITA Masahiro
    Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo

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  • 2日間の速読講習による832人の心身機能の変化

Abstract

Kurita's Speed Reading System was proposed in 1987. A consistent education started in 1991, and 362 classes ended by 2000. Detailed data of more than 10, 000 students has been accumulated. The purpose of the training is to shift the conventional paradigm of character information to a new method which consists of "distributed input, parallel processing, and integrated output". The points of the training are to use the mind and body correlation in an original way, to activate the route from the peripheral visual field to the subconsciousness, to establish a new transfer method of information processing, and to improve intellectual activity. The degree of improvement of intellectual function through two-day beginner's training classes was examined in this study. 16 short-term courses of two days were held twice a year from 1992 to 2000 in Keio Plaza Hotel. Subjects were 832 adult participants of these classes. The reading speeds before the training were 850 characters/min on average. The reading speed after the training was 17000 characters/min on average, and the magnification became 17 times on average. The calculation speed (Number of single digit addition performed within one minute. Index of work efficiency.) went to 98 points on average from 70 points on average, and showed an average efficiency improvement of 48%. The maze unraveling speed (Number of unit mazes unraveled within 20 seconds. Index of cognitive ability.) became 20 points on average from 7 points, and increased by a factor of 3.2 on average. The vigor degree of the body has been improved, too. These results suggested that it is universally possible to cause such an eminent change in a general adult.

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  • CRID
    1390564238088446336
  • NII Article ID
    110001091819
  • DOI
    10.18936/islis.19.1_47
  • ISSN
    2424-0761
    1341-9226
  • Text Lang
    en
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
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