Do you 'hear' a voice when you're reading?
Apparently it's not a good thing, slows down reading etc.Yes!
It's called subvocalisation and I was amazed to learn that a lot of people don't read in this way.
It saddens me to think that some people don't have an internal world that can be illuminated and brought to life via reading. I mean, what do they think when they're looking at a page of text? Surely it's normal to give voices to characters and apply abstract concepts to everything as you go along? What do these people do instead? Just look at the words? It baffles me.
Hm-hu.Not exactly "hear." But I can feel the rhythm, in my chest. This was good when I was an editor, because I could easily feel when a sentence was too long or short, too staccato, etc.
You might think that as an editor I would be a fast reader, but I'm slow. There is just so much to experience on a page. Not only the meaning, but also the type font and everything else.
Damn, I always thought it was a good thing!Apparently it's not a good thing, slows down reading etc.
While I am a bit of a book addict/collector, it does actually explain why I always considered myself a very bad reader actually (slow, backtracking, distracted, rarely in the 'flow' of things).
Another point is that the words I'm mispronouncing (not being a native speaker), I'm also reading wrong in my head.