The Headkicker (tekiclutch) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Subvocalization?

I have Darren Brown's Twitter to blame for getting me interested in speed reading, and now that I've been looking into it more I keep stumbling on something called subvocalization, where apparently you subconsciously move parts of your articulatory system in very subtle ways when you're reading; supporters of speed reading claim the whole 'key to speed reading' is to get rid of this process because it's not necessary.

This seems like a really slippery slope to be investigating on the internet for scientific integrity, and Google Scholar isn't giving me much. Does anybody to what extent this has been really researched? Is there any psycholinguistic literature out there regarding this?
Tags: cognitive science
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