Brain work when understanding reading


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Many people are too tired to be outside the house. Usually because of work, college, school, to hanging out, those who are bored outside all day want to relax at home. Usually, those who want to indoors spend time watching, cooking, or reading books. Reading books is a positive activity and can also maintain mental health. Maybe some people, have experienced difficulties in understanding what they read. When they fail to understand what they read, they usually repeat the sentence they read. We might ask, what happens to our brains? Why fail to understand a sentence or two?

Before answering, I will tell you a little about the information I know that the human brain is not designed to read. So, reading is an extraordinary discovery in human civilization. As additional information, reading involves many different but equally working processes. The things involved include visual function, motor coordination, and spoken language. However, reading and understanding reading are different processes. Then how is the difference? Well, If only reading, the letters that are seen are just an object. However, understanding the reading is more directed to the process of solving problems and thinking logically.

Then, you ask, what is the process of understanding reading like? Well, this process starts with semantic analysis. This is the activity of understanding the meaning of every sentence we read, and every word we read will also activate other words that are considered related. For example, when we read the word "ambulance" our brain will activate related words such as "siren", "hospital", or "nurse", and so on. And some ambiguous words may activate unrelated words because the use of the word has many meanings.

The process of semantic analysis in understanding reading will choose the meaning that best fits the word we are reading. This semantic analysis process will eliminate meanings that are not by what we read. It not only eliminates but also forms word propositions in one sentence. After the sentence becomes a proposition, our brain will process cycling. This process combines all the propositions we have understood into one coherent graph and forms a structure or schema. This schema is what helps us to understand the writing. It doesn't stop there, even after the schema is formed, our brain still eliminates propositions that are not informative or irrelevant in the whole writing. If the relevant propositions have been selected, then we can understand friends and the whole of what we read.

Even so, our understanding will tend to be shallow if we only understand the textual reading. Shallow understanding will make it difficult for us to do analysis. Sometimes we feel we can understand a reading but have difficulty when reviewing what we have read. Therefore, there is another process called the situational modeling process. This process is an integrated understanding of the text. That is, we have understood before we read the reading. Situational modeling can help us have a more detailed picture of the text we read.

We often assume that reading and understanding reading is our existing abilities. It is our brain that has done a serious job when we try to understand the reading. The brain performs a complex process and involves two brain regions that are important for understanding a sentence. The two brain regions work together and connect to exchange information. When we manage to understand the reading to the end of the sentence, it is a complex process carried out by our brain. The more we read and continue to dig for information, it will become the brain's database, and the process will be lighter in understanding what we read.

That's all, a little information I can give. Hopefully, this article is useful for you.



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