My brother described something he was taught in school once in simply picturing an orange on the back of your head, and not focusing so much on the words or meanings of what he was reading, in order to sort of speed read. This might in its own right be a similar sort of construct. One thing I have learned from trying to increase my comprehension periodically throughout my, so far, short, life - is that I do experience a sort of sensation when I really get reading, even when it's for comprehension. Last year I took a chemistry class and really couldn't help but see atoms, molecules, and particles spending around each other in microcosms or macrocosms; it was just the best way knew to learn the material at the time. What I can tell you is that I have always done this throughout school growing up, from geography and history, to math, literature, and science... and have never studied much, but I am, for the most part a B, student (I went to hard schools, and college was too much, you have to study a bit). But the last semester I was in school people (I sat with on a regular basis) would ask me how I'm doing so much better at the quizzes, tests, etc. when I really studied was about 15 minutes before the test and (maybe) an hour the night before. I just told them I can see it in my head (lol no way, of course I was cheating!) ... no but seriously, that's all there was to it for me.
Considering what my brother learned about this orange thing and what little I do know about speed reading and my personal experience with visualization, this theory most definitely holds water in my honest opinion. The back of your head is where your subconcious and comprehension (and memory) areas of your brain lie and at the very least attaching a mental energy to them will deactivate the concious stress you feel in the frontal parts of your brain where you can so often get distracted and/or try too hard to understand what you're learning.
If I could add just one thing to possibly aid the use of this mechanism of understanding, it would be to not focus too much on the sensation of the mental energy / knowledge flowing into your brain. On this construct, keep in mind that it is plugged in directly to specific parts of your brain, even if you are not aware that it does so, or what those parts of your brain are or do (@Kettle Of course, studying anatomy I'm sure you do). I'm just saying to keep in mind that energy is going to change and flow into these specific channels in the construct differently as you are gaining various pieces of mental knowledge. So, it shouldn't always feel the exact same, and once you've comprehended one piece of information let it move on to the next. Also, I'm sure there is a perfectly practical explanation other directly reading the ~author's intent and transferring it to your 'soul.' Not that this is a bad method to use, and it's better to use that method then to not use the construct at all, but consider that you are literally taking in knowledge and mental energies that are all associated with the book (author, publisher, teacher that has read part or all of the book, students around you reading and comprehending at different speeds and levels themselves), but even beyond the scientific material in the book was not discovered by the author more than likely, but all of these other books and scientists related to the material are also connected to it. If you are truly trying to understand what the book is trying to teach... all of those matters come into play. In all honesty the author of the book might just be quoting other books and may not have much ~true understanding of the material itself, but just how to organize the information in a way that will make sense to the reader.
Lastly, allow me to jump on this bandwagon of one more possible entity you can draw understanding of the material from... the creator of that material itself. Okay, maybe the scientists who discovered this material didn't necessarily create it, but neither do they have a complete understanding of it themselves (Engineering might be a different story). And, maybe you don't believe in an intelligent design, or creator, but something put these laws into motion or at least has been aware of these laws, phenomena, etc., to have a deeper understanding of them. So -there- is probably also a great source of the truest understanding you can achieve without directly tapping into the conciousness of the specific phenomena itself as it exists in the world around you. Of course it may also be wise to tap into a more relatable source first and then let it quickly, or gradually, flow to the ultimate truth you are seeking about the knowledge you are obtaining.
Remember also, that these constructs are adaptable and as the energy flow changes so can your construct so don't forget to adapt the creations for the most controlled, and natural, energy flow. I think this construct is a great idea, and thank you for sharing! But here is one last, very mundane tip for school. If you want true understanding, thats one thing, and something you should always strive for above all else. But goods grade are also going to help you advance through life as well, so, remember your finals and tests you are going to have to take. Tests try to ask questions that no one will be able to get (freaking, trick questions) and they also make questions that are incredibly easy that everyone should get. -Someone- makes these tests and probably hates their job (lol, jk, maybe, maybe not) either way, for one thing: they don't always have time to make a good test, for another: there's certain material that the schools want to make sure you learn and focus on (right, wrong, or indifferent). The way the book is written (but as well as previous curriculums taken from previous books), is going to determine what will be on your test. The worst tests are the ones are old and need to be updated and ~Everyone~ is failing them because the questions weren't in the freaking book. I see how this construct can still help in these situations, but don't lose heart if it doesn't always work the way you were trying to use it.
Thanks for the excellent idea! I really wouldn't have had so much to say if it wasn't so thought-provoking. So thanks again! I learned a lot and I hope I could put a little spin on your perspective about this construct.