Soroban and the Right Brain

Recent studies have shown that the abacus method of mental calculation is effective in the development of the right brain. At first, this idea was only a hypothesis, but the recent development of high-tech machinery has helped provide tangible research data. In this section, we will present information provided by researchers who study the effects of abacus training.


The Ripple Effects and the Future Prospects of Abacus Learning.

Ms. Shizuko Amaiwa
Professor, Shinshu University, College of Education
January 20, 2001


What Abacus Education Ought to Be for the Development of the Right Brain.

Dr. Toshio Hayashi, Doctor of Engineering
Professor, Osaka Prefecture University
Director, Research Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (RIAST) August 24, 2000


Image thinking of abacus users in higher dan (ranks) by a study on brain waves

Ms. Kimiko Kawano
Researcher, Nippon Medical School, Center for Informatics and Sciences.
July 14, 2000