Neuroscientists tell us that the brain connects and organizes information in networks and maps (read more about research on mind mapping). Visual thinking and mapping tools, especially mind mapping, help us manage information and transform it into knowledge in ways similar to that used by our brain. If you are interested in improving your thinking, learning, teaching, creativity, memory, note-taking, planning, and productivity, mind mapping is the tool of choice.
Millions of people are using mind mapping to create, manage, and exchange information and knowledge. Are you?!
In our information-based society, the ability to handle large amounts of complex information is extremely important. Mind mapping helps represent available information visually in a comprehensive and clear manner. Properly organizing information into a mind map allows you to easily understand and evaluate existing knowledge by letting you see the forest (big picture) and the trees (details), and opens the door for effective application of your knowledge.
What is mind mapping?
Mind mapping of ideas and concepts is widely acknowledged as a very powerful and fun learning tool. A mind map is a graphic tool used to create, manage, and exchange information and knowledge. It represents information and knowledge via the spatial organization of concepts/topics, ideas, words, or other items linked to and arranged in a radial pattern around a central concept.
Think of it as a tree, where the various outlying branches the sub concepts , all connect back to the trunk or central concept. The elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts, with the goal of representing accurate and meaningful connections among them. The concepts are typically represented in a hierarchical fashion with the most general (inclusive) concepts closer to the central concept and the less general (more exclusive or specific) concepts placed further away from the central concept.
Mind Mapping Resources
Everyone knows how easy it is to mindly map. The common saying "if you can hit enter and insert you can map" is a testament to that.
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