I wonder why can't we understand text the same way we understand pictures?
Everything we see but text we understand without the inner voice, we don't subvocalize/describe a forest, a street or anything. We just understand it.
Why can't reading work the same way? When I look at words I recognize them but they have no meaning until I read them in my mind.
Is there even anyone who got rid of subvocalization completely and can read a 300 page book just in one evening understanding pretty everything?
It even works the same the other way around. If I try to see a textural representation of some thing like let's say a table, I first have to say in my mind. Why is it so? It's really annoying.
text > voice (in my mind) > understanding
text > understanding
I also don't get it why people consider this normal. It slows everything down. Imagine you could read a book in a single eventing if not the subvoc. We must do something terribly wrong when learning to read.
I'm not asking about speed-reading because subvoc is not only an issue there - although it is most noticable when reading - but it also interfers when thinking and forces you to say your thoughts.