Pinoki Brain Training Method is a brain training method developed in Japan by Dr. Tan Kok Liang (PhD, Artificial Intelligence, Incremental Learning and Biomedical Imaging, Keio University, Japan) upon inspiration by artificial intelligence researcher at Keio University, Master Yuji Kitazawa (M.Sc. Eng.). The goal of Pinoki Brain Training Method is to induce self-taught and self-learning behaviour [自学自習 (“jigaku jishu”) in Japanese] in young children by cultivating whole-brained memory habit in the children.

Dr. Tan was a straight-A student. Throughout the years of his study, he has developed a method so called Mental Note and he used it to score in examinations. Mental Note is a kind of image-based noting system that uses Photographic Memory. On the other hand, Master Yuji Kitazawa is someone who possesses Perfect Hearing and extremely keen auditory sense. He is able to learn a new language in a short period of time by mimicking sound, accent and speech since young. He could visualise musical notes when he listens to music. Master Yuji Kitazawa was a former student of Prof. Anzai Yuichiro, who is the first person in the world who created neural network (neural network is a field of research created based on the theory that a central property of humans, intelligence (the sapience of Homo sapiens) can be precisely described that it can be simulated by a machine). The major part of Master Yuji Kitazawa’s research was to analyse how the human brain learns and remembers new knowledge faster and better. He has published research papers in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Through Pinoki Brain Training Method, Master Yuji Kitazawa shares his experience and knowledge on how to develop audio-based eidetic memory for learning music, speech, imagination and right-brained memory. Dr. Tan and Master Yuji Kitazawa met in Keio University, Japan, and an exchange of knowledge, methods, experiences, ideas and learning behaviours took place.

Most brain training programs teach children up to the age of 6. However, many 6-year-olds might still be confused as to how to apply the brain training skills in real study in the following years. After many years of research, Dr. Tan Kok Liang incorporates his PhD research of Artificial Intelligence and straight-A experience in Pinoki Brain Training Method. He specialises on how to apply the Japanese brain training methodologies in school syllabus especially in Malaysia and Singapore school syllabus. He has published many papers and journals in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence is the research to analyse how the human brain learns and remembers new knowledge. 

Many brain training systems emphasise on fast visual training while downplaying the training of the ears. Actually, the training of alternative vision using sounds and the mind's eyes tremendously improves imagination and right-brained memory. 

Pinoki Brain Training Program is a balanced brain training program that utilises a whole-brained approach. It focuses on the training memory through the activation of 5 senses, imagination, visual and audio-based eidetic memory. On top of that, Pinoki's proprietary method, "Photo Reading" bridges the gap between Japanese Brain Training and school syllabus. To know how the program can help your kid, please contact the respective Pinoki Brain Training Centre. 

Please visit your nearest Pinoki Brain Training Centre for more information.
All fees must be paid promptly by the first week of the month. In the event of a holiday falling on the first week, then payment should be made effective the second week.
New students who enrol for course half way through the month should pay a pro-rated fee based on number of lessons.
Deposit will not be refunded but will be utilized for the final month of the lesson if the Centre received prior notice (minimum 1 month notice).
No classes are held during the Centre's Term Breaks and Public Holidays as highlighted in the centre's Calendar.
Lessons missed will be replaced if the Centre has received medical certificate with the same date as the class date from the student.
Students who take one-month break must inform the centre in advance so that the centre can arrange replacement classes for the students throughout the year.
For student who transfers from one Pinoki centre to another, all fees including enrolment fee, miscellaneous fee and advanced tuition fee will be collected again in the centre that the student transfers to.