This new app could help you finish that summer novel you probably never got around to. Boston-based software developer Spritz developed a rapid serial visual presentation to enhance reading speed and convenience on mobile devices. What sets Spritz apart from other apps used to enhance reading speed? Spritz manipulates the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading.
The “Optimal Recognition Point” is slightly left of the center of each word and is the precise point at which our brain deciphers each group of letters so that our eyes don’t move at all as we see the words. By doing this, we can process information instantaneously rather than having to decode each word.