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Six Finger Technique

UCMAS’s “6 Fingers Operation leading to 10 Finger Movements” system

It is scientifically proven that the more your fingers move, the more informed would be your brain. The fingertip peripheral nerve can affect our five major organs (as depicted in the image), referring to the five brain acupoints that correspond with the five organs. The position of different acupoints is reflected on the related distal of each fingertip, also is the specific path for children’s health cultivation.

Through our UCMAS programme, the fingers and the sharp edges of abacus beads can be easily stimulated often by scrubbing to activate and strengthen the functions of five major organs and cerebral cortex.

The 6 – Finger Manipulation, 10 – Finger Activation system, helps in the enhancement of the operation of the cerebral cortex. One of its many benefits is that it helps the Right Middle Finger to stimulate the Left parietal lobe.


The effects of Abacus Training in mental computation on intelligence assessed with the Standard
Progressive Matrices (SPM) were investigated in a sample of 3185 children aged between 7 and
11 years in Sudan.

Brooks et.al. 2017-Cognitive Science

People frequently gesture when problem-solving, particularly on tasks that require spatial transformation. Gesture often facilitates task performance by interacting with internal mental representations, but how this process works is not well understood. We investigated this question by exploring the case of mental abacus (MA), a technique in which users not only imagine moving beads on an abacus to compute sums, but also produce movements in gestures that accompany the

Mental Abacus Research Program

Research by Satoshi Tanaka and colleagues has shown that abacus
experts use different parts of their brain than control subjects when comparing pictures of abacuses. They relied less on areas of the brain
associated with language, and more on areas associated with visual memory

Research done on Students of Mental Abacus

Separate research conducted on students in Sudan resulted in net gain of 7.11 IQ points in the group that receieved Abacus training.          Previous researches on intelligence have shown that the intelligence levels of backwards economies like Sudan are drastically lower than the developed economies like Britain.

UCMAS Hardvard-Stanford UCSD Research

Only humans who learn to count can represent large exact numerosities, leading some to speculate that language supports the development of new representational esources. Here we explore an alternative system of numerical representation,“mental abacus” (MA), which is believed to rely on visual imagery.

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