Brain Wave Study
Our brain is an electrochemical organ. When working, different regions of the brain emit different frequencies called brain waves. Research found that brain wave patterns are directly related to our behaviors, capabilities and performances. After decades of measuring brain wave patterns of natural leaders, artists, scientists and creative minds of all walks of life. The optimal pattern call "The Awakened Mind" was released in 1979 by British psycho physiologist and biophysicist C. Maxwell Cade.

Brain Wave Pattern of Peak Performance
Combines the following all at the same time: - the intuitive, empathic radar of the delta waves - the creative inspiration, personal insight, and spiritual awareness of theta waves - the bridging capacity of relaxed, detached, awareness of Alpha waves - the external attention and ability to consciously process thought of Beta waves. This brainwave pattern can be found during "peak experience" or "peak performance", regardless of the content or intention, in all forms of task requiring creativity and high performance. It is not "which" frequency, but "how the frequencies combine", that determines our optimum states of consciousness. 

The "Ah-Ha" Wave Pattern
The “Ah-ha!" experience -- where we suddenly "get it," gain an insight, or when a great idea suddenly comes to us -- produces a brain wave pattern very similar to the "awakened mind" pattern. This pattern is characterized by the bursts of beta and alpha waves.
When an "ah-ha" experience occurs, an association has been created between the problem requiring resolution and the mass of unconscious learning that is available to the subject.  It is possible to train the brain to generate the "ah-ha" pattern. 
The Super Learning State
The super learning state which occurs when alpha and theta waves dominate.  The super learning state, which shares some characteristics with peak performance brain wave pattern, occurs when alpha and theta waves dominate. However, in the super learning state the beta wave is reduced.  The result is a unique state where the brain can accept a much larger volume of information than is normally possible.  This occurs because the normal conscious filter of the mind is by-passed; instead, the knowledge is absorbed directly and in an unfiltered state. 
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The goal of the mental abacus training is to provide students with control over these brain wave patterns.  This control will allow students to access the desirable brain wave pattern for the learning which is required.  Employing the core "speed hearing" technique and progressing through a carefully designed series of graduated calculation exercises, students are trained to achieve the optimal state of mind for the task at hand.  

The Abacus Brain Gym’s  Method
The power of the mental abacus system consists of its manipulation of three key variables:  difficulty of the task, task duration, and the speed at which the task must be accomplished.  Manipulation of these variables requires sophisticated technology as does measurement of  students’ response.  Abacus Brain Gym is one of the very few institutions, and unique in North America, in its ability to provide the equipment, training program and instructional support to guide your child through this system.  The outcome is that one goes far beyond the ability to perform fast calculation.  The lasting effect is the student's acquisition of a tool that will support all future learning experiences.  
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1929: Hans Berger, wiring up his son, discovered that the brain generates different electrical frequencies and called the resulting chart "Electroencephalogram" (EEG).

1930: Ivan Petrovich conducted the famous experiments on his dogs. The concept of conditioning is born.

1950: Neal E. Miller of Yale University proved that control of automatic functions (e.g. heart rate) can be taught.

1967: M. Barry Sterman taught his cats to control their brain wave and the resulting subject becomes resistant to epileptic seizures.

1970: Joel Lubar proved that brain wave pattern correction is effective for attention deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity.

1993: University of Vienna researchers Jakob Pietschnig, Martin Voracek and Anton K. Formann presented quite definite findings that suggest no evidence for specific cognitive enhancements through mere listening to Mozart music. Emory University psychologist Scott E. Lilienfeld, who in his recent book "50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology" has already ranked the "Mozart effect" number six.

1998: New York school district incorporated EEG biofeedback into its educational system to treat learning disabilities and hyperactivity.

           Brain Wave pattern Optimization

       Biofeedback: The "Little" Breakthrough In Learning

Four State of the Brain

Types Of Brain Waves: 

BETA: The most rapid is called a beta brain wave pattern, the pattern of normal waking consciousness. Beta is associated with concentration, arousal, alertness, and cognition. At its highest, most rapid levels, though, beta is associated with anxiety, disharmony, and unease. 

THETA: Slower still are theta waves. Theta is best known as the brain wave state of dreaming sleep, but it is also associated with a number of other beneficial states, including increased creativity, some kinds of "super learning," increased memory abilities, and what are called integrative experiences. "Ah-ha!" experiences, where you suddenly "get it," have an insight, are accompanied by bursts of theta waves in your brain.

DELTA: The slowest brain wave pattern is delta, the brain wave pattern of dreamless sleep.

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