We provide questions and answers of contents of our site. If you check these questions, you can understand our site's overview.
click Q1 - Q19
- Ｑ１ What's the demerit of depending heavily on smartphone？
- Ｑ２ Why we depend on smartphone？
- Ｑ３ What is dopamine？
- Ｑ４ I think smartphone dependence is not so dangerous as alcohol dependence, isn't it?
- Ｑ５ What are the effects of reading？
- Ｑ６ Why we can get concentration power？
- Ｑ７ We can read sentences with smartphone, can we?
- Ｑ８ Can we devote ourselves to a game? or a movie? to get concentration power?
- Ｑ９ Is it ture that we get literacy in reading？
- Ｑ１０ reading reduces stress？
- Ｑ１１ Is reading prevent the Alzheimer's disease？
- Ｑ１２ Is reading activate a brain?
- Ｑ１３ I become tired when I'm reading. Why?
- Ｑ１４ Why is reading good to get imagination power？
- Ｑ１５ Movies and TV programs are more interesting than novels, aren't they?
- Ｑ１６ Is picture book good for getting imagination？
- Ｑ１７ I'm not good at reading. What should I do？
- Ｑ１８ Speed reading?
- Ｑ１９ recommend me books
Waste of time! You can't do what you should do!
Notice function of SNS breaks your concentration off
There is a report that after using the smartphone long time, your prefrontal area isn't work well, so you can't have enough learning effects.
Human beings require dopamine, and smartphone(SNS,Game, movies..) gives it all the time. In addition we can be anonym in Internet so we can communicate with others with casually.
When we get reward or get praised by others, or when we play a game, we secern dopamine. It excites us. But if it is secerned continuously, we become dependent on this substance (these behaviors).
The demerits are as I said at Q1. And we recommend 'reading books' on this site.
According to our research, 1. brain activation, 2. get abilities (concentration,literacy,imagination[compathy]), 3. mental health, 4. prevent Alzheimer's disease. see also →reading.
When we read a long sentence, our brain links cause and result and significance. During this process, people often forget the time and devote ourselves to read. We can get concentration power in this process.
In many cases, web site include many pictures and associated informations which attract our attention. This causes dispersion so we cannot integrate our thought.
Be careful to 'Dependence' and 'eyestrain'. And 'reading books have many benefits besides.
It is true. It is said that literacy influence our scholarship. Personally speaking, I'm very surprised at 'reading books freely' is the most effective for vocabulary improvement. in detail→reading
Yes. it is reported reading is more effective than listening to music or taking a walk. It is thought that the concentration power in need for reading relieve tension of muscle and slow a heart rate.
Yes it is. when we do the job (like Reading) which stimulate a brain, our brain inhibit the aggregation of amyloid proteins (waste matter of cranial nerve cells). This prevent cerabral age and Alzheimer's disease.
We imagine scenery, sound, smell, and taste of texts of a book. The research with a brain CT scanning shows, when we read a boook and imagine the contents, our brain become active as real life experience. And it is said that when we do video games and watch TV, This activation doesn't occur.
When we are reading a book we use the greater part of the brain(occipital lobe, fusiform gyrus, lobus parietalis cerebri,temporal lobe ..,etc.). So we become tired. But Advanced readers effectively can use the brain so they can read book without fatigue.
Letters has less information than sound and movie. Our brain tends to cover insufficient portion, at this time we can get imagination power. Imagination power also makes our communication smooth.
It's case by case. People who have enough imagination power feel starange with sound and picture images.
Children who have not enogh vocabulary. For them picture books are powerful item. They look at the character's face or action, then read characters' face(imagine character's feelings).
Always put some books near you. You'll want to pick them up sometime. And we recommend a collection of short stories. Because you can read a story in a few minutes and feel a sense of achievement. This sense is very important for become an advanced reader.
Basically read a whole book within a 5 - 30 minutes, then grasp the point of the book. In this method, we mainly read 'introduction, 'Contents','headers' and 'summary'. see also ⇒method
Sorry, We only recommend Japanese books. If you can understand Japanese, visit below pages.
⇒250 books chosen by Japanese high school students
⇒our practices and our recommend books
Our impressions (through making this web page)
I like reading book, but I am dependent on smartphones. I was aware, but I don't feel like changing it.
Now after finishing making this web site, I feel depending heavily on smartphone is dangerous. "To lack concentration on study" or "To become lack of sleep",..etc. I am really scared when I think carefully. Don't you think so?
Our overall object of this page is to have high school students (who are heavily smartphone users) read books. We wanted to know our page can achieve this object, so we did a survey. We have 40 students read this web site, then obtained information by means of questionnaires.
After the questionnaire survey, there were opinions such as,
"I want the illustration to be increased because there are too many characters in smartphone page and reading page".
However, More than half of the questionnaire was opinion that
"Easy to understand"
"I learned a lot."
"Conversation is interesting"
"Illustration makes it easy to understand"
And in method page and 250 books page, Seventy percent of opinions were
"I want to try it."
"I wanted to read a book."
"It was easy to find a book."
"There are plenty of useful information."
..,etc. We can find, through our web site, a certain number of students get interested in books. Our members and I are also use smartphone more or less, so I know there is no specific method working at once for heavy smartphone users. But through our making process and knowing a lot of books, I come to have far better image of reading than it used to be.
"読めばわかる（yo-me-ba-wa-ka-ru : you can understand if you read）", the name of this site was what the MeiMei named. This name is a very comprehensible, brief summary of both this site and reading itself.
Now it is the final adjustment of the site creation. Looking back over the whole site, I think we can create the site as written in the home(the first page). I wrote most part of sentences, so I have read many books. And, including hundreds of books in practice, this is my first experience of reading so many books. Thanks to the number of these books, I became confident about this site contents we wrote. Reading books gave us many information and feelings. They are surely left on our heads, engraved in our heads, and they are becoming our blood and meat.
However, even if I have praised "reading", I think that you do not understand anything of books without reading a book. But, I can say, "If you read" something will change.
I thought it was normal to use smartphones for 5 hours a day, I thought that
I would not rely on smartphones, but the time I spent on smartphones was much longer than the average. I intended to read a book, but had only a feeling.
Through the creation of this web page, I could know various reading mothods. For example,I would like to take notes during reading actually.
And I was able to know a new genre called "Short Short" that I can read easily.
Although I am planning to learn about design from now on, I thought, "I do not need Japanese language skills for design!", "What I need is talent!",but when I heard seniors' presentation in college experience classes, I thought that Japanese skills and vocabulary skills are important for developing designs and logo marks.
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Through the creation of this web page, there were many new discoveries.
Among them, the most amazing thing is that after we use a smartphone for more than an hour, the effect of study will drop.
Until now when I was studying at home, I decided smartphone usage time then Ⅰstarted studying.
So when I started studying, I could'nt focus on it
I noticed that it was affected by smartphones.
From now on,Ⅰwon't use smartphone before studying.