Most people think that to be more accurate, they need more time. But that is not true.
Tests show that if you allow people plenty of time to complete a task, their brains have spare capacity to wander off and think about other things. That means they aren't focused on the task, which can lead to errors.
The key is to work fast enough so that the brain is entirely focused on the task - what we call 'SuperConcentrating'. There is an optimum speed for accuracy and we demonstrate this by exposing people to data for a measured period of time. People are surprised by their own ability to capture data both accurately and quickly, at a speed they would never have believed possible.
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