Blog | Iris Reading - Part 2

How To Remember What You Read Using Mnemonic Devices

A huge exam is coming up, and you’re studying and reading the material carefully. For some reason, the next day at your study group, you have trouble thinking back to what you read the night before. Are you frustrated and nervous about having difficulty remembering what you read? By learning the different mnemonic devices, you […]

How the Brain Processes Language

Scientists are always finding something new about the brain that answers more questions and creates new ones. From month old babies and beyond, the brain learns how to process movement, emotions, and language. Yes, a month old baby can’t read, speak, or write. Yet, their brain learns to process language, and slowly but surely, they […]

speed reading for kids

Is Speed Reading Appropriate for My Child?

When teens and children first discover speed reading, they want to know how they can use it to fly through assignments and get back to being a kid. While we’re excited to hear they want to learn, it’s a common misconception of what speed reading is about. It may surprise you, but the number one […]

Reading Challenges for 2020

This year, a record number of students & professionals attended our speed-reading, memory & productivity courses in over 100 cities around the globe! When I ask attendees what their motivation was when they signed up, a common reply is that they simply want to get more reading done. Well, it’s once again that time of […]

Memory Palace

How To Create a Memory Palace To Remember Information

The Method of Loci, or memory palace, is one of the oldest mnemonic devices that helps you to memorize anything from your grocery list to information needed for presentations or exams. In our previous article, What is the Method of Loci, we explained that “loci” is the plural form of the word locus, meaning location. […]

Science-Backed Reasons to Read a (Real) Book

Is print really dead? Not if science has anything to say about it! e-Readers give you access to thousands of books at a click of a button. It all sounds enticing, but there is nothing better than a paperback book. In fact, through studies conducted by scientists, they have enough evidence to suggest that you […]