If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Those are my thoughts. Wouldn’t it be more mainstream if it were true? Will be very interesting to see the numbers for speed reading in the Memoriad 2016 competition. I hope they will use textbooks and not novels. Than test comprehension on definitions and concepts, not names/years or other trivia. It doesnt have to be super hard questions but the reader should have to expand the answers and the answers should not be found in only one location. Examples, after reading a 30 page chapter on Object oriented programming: “give examples of when and why you would use an abstract class i Java” or "whats the differences and similarities between an interface and an abstract class ".
These are my experiences on the subject: I practiced this every day for 2 months than once/twice a week for a few more months:
I increased speed and comprehension but only on non-textbooks. Whenever i tried this with computer related textbooks i gained no speed if i wanted to retain my comprehension. The only thing which have really worked for me to improve my comprehension is visualization (and im not really a visual learner). The faster i read the less time i have to visualize. I have come to the conclusion, “if i cannot visualize it, than i don’t fully understand it”.