For the uninitiated, a mind map is a graphical organization of ideas and concepts that can be used to facilitate the generation of ideas and the learning process.
The reason why this has been argued to be more effective than the traditional method of learning (e.g. rote learning, linear text reading, etc) is because such structuring of ideas and concepts resembles the way our brain works – i.e. via links or associations.
Mind mapping is done by connecting one idea to another with the aid of colors and images to tap both sides of our brains. When that happens, creativity gets a boost without compromising our sense of logic.
If you’re thinking of how you can start adopting mind mapping in your learning or brainstorming needs, check out these 43 great examples of how mind maps can be made.
The variety of these examples only goes to show that there’s no one right way to create a mind map. It all depends on your preferences and the topic of choice.