Doctor of Engineering, Professor, Osaka Prefecture University Director, Research Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (RIAST)
“Recent studies have proven that the abacus method of mental calculation is extremely effective in activating the right brain”
“The fingering movement leads to activation by providing appropriate stimuli in the large part of sensory to motor domains in the cerebral neocortex – synaptic connections.”
Researcher, Nippon Medical School, Center for Informatics and Sciences. Studying brain waves (EEG;electroencephalography) during various kinds of brain activities for more than ten years.
“An effective application of image thinking induces human creativity and inspiration”
“The concentration and imaging techniques… can be useful in non-mathematical situations”
If someone who has undergone abacus mental arithmetic training, makes a conscious effort to apply the techniques, they may be able to learn faster than others not only in math calculations but in other aspects as well because we are – more than just numbers.
100 -200 billions of neurons at birth
15,000 synaptic connections for each cell
Increased experiences and stimuli in the early years define the wiring of an infant’s brain
By age 2, neural pruning begins
By age 3, 80% of synaptic connections are developed
Studies by Oxford University showed that the number of adult neurons is estimated to be about 41% lower than those of the newborns.
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