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The group Mind Map provides a powerful tool for each individual's self-development and acts as a relatively objective point of reference against which the individual can test and explore related ideas. From this chapter and the earlier chapters on your own individual uniqueness, you will be drawn rapidly to the conclusion that the more individual you are, the more significant will be your contributions to both yourself and to the group. One particularly effective and enjoyable way to develop...

Feedback

The Mind Map Book will always be a work-in-progress. As such, we would enormously appreciate your feedback in many ways Any stories you have, or indeed stories of friends or acquaintances who have been able to use Mind Mapping in some notable or extraordinary way. If you are aware of any research, experiments or studies that support any of the points we make in this book, please do let us know, care of the Buzan Centres (see pages 308-11), with references that are as detailed as possible. If...

Establishing a productive mental set

In order to take best advantage of your note-taking opportunities, it is important for you to organise your approach in a way that allows you to build up a clearly ctured Mind Map as your note-taking progresses. To establish the best mental set for note-taking from a book, use the Mind Map Organic Study Technique (MMOST) as described in detail by Tony uzan in Use Your Head (Chapter 9). The basic steps are as follows Very quickly browse or look through the entire book or article, getting a...

The Results Of Research On Notemakingtaking

These findings are supported by many academic studies on note-making taking, especially those by Dr Howe of Exeter University. fDr Howe's studies aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of different types of noting. Effectiveness was judged by how well students were able to talk from their notes, indicating a full and integrated understanding. They also had to be able to use the notes for review purposes, to provide accurate recall and considered responses in examination conditions where the notes...

Division 1 Natural Architecture

Whoever, wherever, you are, you are using - to read these words - the most beautiful, intricate, complex, mysterious and powerful object in the known universe your brain. We are, as an evolutionary model, a mere 45,000 years old, and we now stand on the brink of a revolution that will change the course of human development. For the first time in the three and a half million year history of human intelligence, that very intelligence has realised that it can understand, analyse and nurture...

Audio Tapes

Brain Power (International Centre for The 'how to' course in Learning we all need 6 audio tapes and 48 page workbook covering memory logic listening range reading number skills dealing with change and using Mind Maps for creative thinking and enhancing intelligence. (Audio Renaissance Tapes Inc 1988) Tony Buzan introduces you to a new level of creative thinking enhanced by learning how to Mind Map. A participative manual is enclosed. Make the Most of Your Mind (Simon & Schuster Sound Ideas...

The Future Of Computer Mind Mapping

Computer Mind Mapping is in its infancy and with increasingly powerful computers and more innovative software becoming available, enormous advances will be made within the next few years. Some features which will be available in the very near future include 1 Multi-coloured images to act as the central Mind Map image or to be attached to any part of any branch. Additional, variegated and organic natural branch patterns. 3 Pen-Pad computer technology will make the input to computers much like...

The great brains

For those of you who have been criticised for making 'messy notes' or 'doodling', what follows will provide consolation and vindication During my lectures over the past 25 years I have frequently displayed the notes of an unidentified thinker generally recognised as 'great'. I have then invited course participants to identify the originator of the notes. In every group, the participants have mentioned - usually guessing wrongly - the names of da Vinci, Einstein, Picasso, Darwin, and at least...

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Radiant Thinker

14 This is the exchange, during which each family member presents, from his or her own Mind Map of the book, a complete summary of what has been learnt from the study text. (For details on giving presentations, see Chapter 26.) Each presentation should take about 25 minutes, with a 5-10 minute break after the first two. While one member gives the presentation the other members Mind Map of a complete study day completed by two mothers, Lynn Collins and Caro Ayre (see page 208). act as scribes,...

Introduction To Hierarchies And Categories

In order to control and apply this vast mental power, you need to structure your thoughts and your Mind Map using hierarchy and categorisation. The first step is to identify your Basic Ordering Ideas (BOIs). Basic Ordering Ideas are key concepts within which a host of other concepts can be organised. The term 'machines', for example, contains a vast array of categories, one of which is 'motor vehicles'. This in turn generates a large range, one of which is 'cars'. 'Cars' in turn contains a host...

Foreword

This chapter takes you on a Concorde-flight overview of the latest bio-physiological and neurophysiological research into that amazing bio-computer-the human brain. You will discover how many brain cells you have, and how they interact in astoundingly complex and sophisticated ways. You will also discover the true nature of your brain's information-processing systems, and will learn about state-of-the-art research into the left and right hemispheres. As you read about the nature and workings of...

Radiant Thinking Radiant Future

In order to examine the possibilities, it is necessary to return momentarily from the cosmos to the cortex, and to search for Rader Piatt's beacons of hope in the welter of discouraging news about economics, pollution and the general global state. If we are to achieve a complete understanding of our current situation, and a more realistic interpretation of our future, it is necessary to look very closely at the single factor which most dramatically affects all future possibilities. This crucial...

Exercise

Take a quick look at the illustration opposite. Then expand each of your ten original key words with further associations. Spend 1 minute on each key word (10 minutes in all). When you have completed this exercise, you will be at the second, third and fourth branch levels on your Mini-Mind Map. At this point you will realise that you can go on for ever This exercise demonstrates that, using appropriate techniques, your brain is capable of exploring and manifesting its infinite creative ability.

Implications

On considering the Mind Map our host has created, it is clear that any of the key words or images could be placed at the centre of a new Mind Map which would again radiate outwards. Bearing this in mind, any Mind Map is potentially infinite. In view of its radiant nature, every key word or image added to a Mind Map itself adds the possibility of a new and greater range of associations, which themselves add the possibilities of new and greater ranges, and so on ad infinitum. This demonstrates...

Martian View Of Human Intelligence

Imagine you are a Martian from a billion-year-old civilisation who has been asked to study, help and eventually befriend the racially young but very talented inhabitants of Earth. You study the Earth-dwellers intensively and find that they have a staggeringly complex cortex, with a wide range of advanced mental skills, an infinite associative capacity, a virtually limitless storage capacity, and a similarly limitless ability to generate new ideas and associations. In addition, they have a...

The principles of the mind map diary

In the same way as Mind Mapping represents a large leap from standard linear note-taking, the Mind Map diary or Universal Personal Organiser (UPO) (see page 310) is far more efficient and effective than a standard diary. As well as the cortical skills used in traditional diaries (words, numbers, lists, sequence and order), the Mind Map diary incorporates colour, imagery, symbols, codes, humour, daydream, gestalt (wholeness), dimension, association and visual rhythm. By giving you a true and...

Quiz

Radiant Thinking

Here are 17 notes by great thinkers from the fields of politics, the military, architecture, art, poetry, science and literature. They show that it is natural for an advanced intelligence to use a greater than average range of cortical skills. They are included here, for your information and entertainment, in the form of a quiz. It is suggested that you leaf through them, attempting to identify which great thinker made which note. At the time of going to press, the highest score on this quiz...

Benefits of dyadic mind maps

Dyadic Framework

X Dyadic Mind Maps allow your brain to assimilate immediately a whole range of complex and inter-related items of information, bringing all the issues into clear focus. They also give the brain a pre-structured framework for association, ensuring that all the relevant elements are taken into consideration. The 'X' Exercise (See pages 128-9.) The 'X' Exercise (See pages 128-9.) They utilise the full range of cortical skills, resulting in a more comprehensively considered decision. J They use...

Benefits of the mind map diary

It provides both a macroscopic and a microscopic view of your life becoming, as it grows, a comprehensive life-management tool. It allows you to span future and past to plan and record. 'Linear' page from Tony Buz an's diary showing use of all cortical skills for more creative and easily remembered diary keeping (see page 192). mm It is visually attractive, and becomes more attractive as the user's skill improves - the user eventually begins to create works of art. y The yearly, monthly and...

Family mind mapping in practice

Many families who have started holding regular study days have had their children go from bottom or near the bottom of the class to first, second or third place in all subjects. Likewise, the parents have found themselves excelling at work and in professional studies. One Swedish family, with two parents and three children, enjoyed their study days so much that they held them regularly every weekend for six months. As the children did better and better at school, and as they told their friends...

Purposes Of The Mind Map Book

This book is designed as an adventure to entice, delight, stimulate and challenge you. You will discover some astonishing facts about your brain and its function, and will take your first major steps on the path to freedom of mind. The Mind Map Book has five main purposes 1 To introduce you to a new concept in the development of thought -Radiant Thinking. To introduce you to the new tool that allows you to use Radiant Thinking to best advantage in all aspects of your life - Mind Maps. J To give...

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Radiant Thinking

Now select your major branches or Basic Ordering Ideas. Useful BOIs include Personal history - past, present and future Mind Map by a chief executive of a multi-national organisation reconsidering his life and re-focusing upon his family (see page 181). Mind Map by a female senior executive examining her belief systems, herself and her chosen directions for the future (seepage 181). The last item, your emotional nature, is particularly important and all too often excluded. Colours, shapes,...

Benefits of family mind mapping

X Family Mind Mapping offers all the benefits of group Mind Mapping listed in Chapter 17 (pages 172-3). By using Mind Maps for story-telling, the family's creativity is enhanced. 3 Individual study speed and effectiveness is multiplied by the number of family members. T Throughout the Mind Map study process, family members engage in conversation about the material they are studying, rather than studying in silence. Research has shown that active verbalising leads to more efficient processing...

Chairing a meeting with a mind map

Mind Maps are particularly useful for chairing meetings. The chairperson has the agenda on a basic Mind Map and can use this fundamental frame to add thoughts, guide discussions, and record the basic outline of what will eventually be the minutes of the meeting. Colour coding can be used to indicate action, ideas, question marks, and important areas. Chairing a meeting this way allows the person in the chair to be much like a captain of a starship guiding it safely through the clusters and...

Books With Other Authors

Get Ahead (Buzan Centre Books 1992) By Vanda North with Tony Buzan A practical, easy and inviting introduction to Tony Buzan's Mind Maps. How to apply them to your life to get ahead quicker. Video also available. Brain Power for Kids (Brain Power for Kids Inc 1991) By Lana Israel with Tony Buzan Lana has used Tony's Mind Mapping to improve her grades at school, write a book, conduct research, travel to Russia and be on national television at only 15 years of age. You can too Brain Training...

Creative Thinking

Aims of creative Mind Mapping The Mind Map as a creative thinking mechanism The stages of the creative thinking process Mind Mapping to gain new paradigms Benefits of creative thinking Mind Maps In this chapter the focus is on creative thinking using Mind Maps. You will discover why Mind Maps are so startlingly effective in this area, and how you can use them to stretch and expand your own creative thinking and brainstorming abilities, thus gaining major new insights. Creative thinking or...

Journey Through The Mind Of A Mind Mapper Part

Returning to our Mind Mapper, we find our host - momentarily affected by previous education - experiencing a mental block. Due to lack of knowledge about our own minds, such mental blocks strike some people dumb for seconds, minutes, hours, years, sometimes even for life. However, once you have understood the infinite associative nature of your brain, you are in a position to help it help itself. Harnessing the brain's tendency to function in gestalts or wholes, our host simply adds blank lines...

Creating a master mind map

If you are involved in a long-term course of study it is a good idea to keep a giant Master Mind Map reflecting the major sub-divisions, themes, theories, personalities and events in that subject. Every time you read a book or go to a lecture, you can record any major new insight on your Master Mind Map, thus creating an external mirror-image of your growing network of internal knowledge. In Chapter 27, page 271, a multiple-purpose Master Mind Map outlines their uses in handling a management...

Brainstorming Images

This chapter discusses recent brain research which has astounded experts around the world. Together with the practical exercises described here, this knowledge will enable you to access the vast store of imaginative skills that lie dormant in 95 per cent of the population. fin 1970 Scientific American magazine published the results of a fascinating experiment carried out by Ralph Haber. Haber had shown his subjects a series of 2560 photographic slides, presenting one image every 10 seconds. It...

Mind mapping for projects and reports

Writing a project or report, ranging from a few pages to the length of a doctoral thesis, can also be made much easier by using Mind Maps. Such projects may involve extensive research and final presentation in written, graphic and oral form, but the approach is essentially the same as that used for essays and examinations. As in any study task, the first step is deciding how much you plan to cover within a given time. These time volume targets are just as important in long-term projects as in...

More about hierarchies and categories

The Basic Ordering Ideas in any Mind Map are those words or images which are the simplest and most obvious ordering devices. They are the key concep' gathering the greatest number of associations to themselves. It is the use of hierarchy and categorisation which distinguishes the fall Mind Map from the Mini-Mind Maps described earlier. In these, the first ten words or images gained their importance simply by occurring first. In the full Mind Map, they are placed according to their inherent...

The daily plan

The daily Mind Map diary page is based on the 24-hour clock, the Mind Map as a planning and mnemonic device, and the fact that the human brain is a visionary, goal-oriented mechanism. As with the yearly and monthly plans, as many Mind Mapping laws as possible are applied. Ideally, you will make two Mind Maps for each day the first one to plan the day in advance and the second to monitor its progression -this can also be used to recapture the day in retrospect. The example on page 198 is the...

The Disadvantages Of Standard Notes

There are four disadvantages of current standard note-making taking systems 1 They obscure the key words Important ideas are conveyed by key words. In standard notes these key words often appear on different pages, obscured by the mass of less important words. These factors prevent the brain from making appropriate associations between the key concepts. hi They make it difficult to remember Monotonous single colour notes are visually boring. As such, they will be rejected and forgotten. In...

Benefits of creating artistic mind maps

X Development of artistic skills and visual perception, which in turn enhance memory, creative thinking and self-confidence. Stress-reduction, relaxation and self-exploration. Pleasure. Providing good 'role models' for other Mind Mappers. Achieving a greater understanding of the work of great artists. Commercial. For example, a five-year-old English boy became entranced with Mind Maps, started to do at least two a day, and sold each one for five times his weekly pocket money

Bibliography

Aiken, E.G., Thomas, G.S., and Shennum, W.A. 'Memory for a lecture Effects of notes, lecture rate, and information density.' Journal of Educational Psychology 67 3 , 439-44, 1975. Anderson, J.R. Cognitive Psychology and Its Implications. Second edition. New York W.H. Freeman amp Co., 1985. Anderson, J.R. 'Retrieval of propositional information from long-term memory.' Cognitive Psychology 6, 451-74, 1974. Anokhin, RK. 'The Forming of natural and artificial intelligence'. Impact of Science on...

Examples of mind map art

The extraordinary tree-like Mind Map on page 119 is by Claudius Borer, who is becoming famous throughout Europe for his art Mind Maps on i structuring of organisations. This generic Mind Map covers the fundamental routes, the main branches and the possible 'fruits' for a growing business. The Mind Map on page 120 top was drawn by Kathy De Stefano, a marketing consultant, to express her idea of the ideal job. The result is a brilliantly creative work of art as well as a vibrant and creative Mind...

Radiant Thinking

Radiant Thinking

Information -your brain's processing system What happens in your brain when you taste a ripe pear, smell flowers, listen to music, watch a stream, touch a loved one, or simply reminisce The answer is both simple and amazingly complex. Each bit of information entering your brain - every sensation, memory or thought incorporating every word, number, code, food, fragrance, line, colour, image, beat, note and texture can be represented as a central sphere from which radiate tens, hundreds,...

Mind mapping a book

To recap briefly, the technique of Mind Mapping a book falls into two parts -preparation and application. Within these divisions there are eight stages. For ease of reference, the stages are summarised below, with recommended time limits. A complete summary Mind Map by Vanda North of the MMOST technique, incorporating a study-day plan, is on page 239. 1 Browse - create the central image of the Mind Map 10 minutes 2 Setting time and amount targets 5 minutes 3 Mind Mapping existing knowledge on...

The Intelligence Revolution

As The Mind Map Book goes to press, the world stands on the brink of a major revolution the discovery that intelligence can understand its own nature, and in so doing can enhance and nurture itself. Simultaneously, we are realising that our main asset is our intellectual capital. National Olympic squads are currently devoting as much as 50 per cent of their training time to the development of mental strength and stamina, while the top US information technology companies alone spend hundreds of...

Harnessing The Full Range Of Your Cortical Skills

The full power of the Mind Map is realised by having a central image instead of a central word, and by using images wherever appropriate rather than opposite Natural Architecture Plate 11 words. Combining the two cortical skills of words and images multiplies your intellectual power, especially when you create your own images. fin 1989 W. M. Matlin described an experiment showing this. It was carried out by Bull and Whittrock 16 years earlier to discover effects of images on Bull and Whittrock...

The stages of interpersonal problemsolving

For interpersonal problem-solving to succeed, it is essential that both individuals fully understand the theory and application of Mind Maps. Assuming this basic knowledge, there are three major stages in the process. As with self-analysis, it is important that your materials should be of the highest quality, and your environment as comfortable and supportive of the entire process as possible. As the process may take several hours, especially for a major problem, you need to plan activity and...

Answers To Great Brains Quiz

Great Brain Note 2 Great Brain Note A 299 top left Great Brain Note F 299 top right Great Brain Note G Great Brain Note L Great Brain Note M Great Brain Note N Great Brain Note O Great Brain Note P Great Brain Note Q Pablo Picasso page from manuscript 'Asul y Isaac Newton autograph sketch of reflecting Albert Einstein diagram in answer to a schoolgirl's question Thomas Edison light bulb drawing from 1880 notebook Leonardo da Vinci drawings of parachute and flying-machine wings Isaac Newton...

Group mind map family study

Thinking Map Family

The Mind Map Organic Study Technique MMOST - as described in Chapter 14 pages 141-4 and Tony Buzan, Use Your Head, Chapter 9 - enables individuals to multiply the speed, comprehension, effectiveness and efficiency of their study by five to ten times. By applying the same techniques to family or group study, this improvement can itself be multiplied by the number of members of the group. Briefly, MMOST consists of two main stages, preparation and application, and can be used for group study as...

Memory

Radiant Thinking

The Mind Map as a multi-dimensional memory device t The mnemonic Mind Map as a mirror of creativity Applications of mnemonic Mind Maps t Benefits of mnemonic Mind Maps This chapter begins with a colourful Greek myth which has much to tell us about the relationship between memory, energy and creativity. We then explore Mind Maps as mnemonic and creative thinking devices, before summarising the benefits of mnemonic Mind Maps. Zeus, the king of the gods, was well-known as a philanderer. He spent...

Rationale of the mind map laws

Radiant Thinking

Emphasis, as we have already seen, is one of the major factors in improving memory and creativity. All the techniques used for emphasis can also be used for association, and vice versa. The following laws enable you to achieve maximum and appropriate emphasis in your Mind Maps. An image automatically focuses the eye and the brain. It triggers numerous associations and is astoundingly effective as a memory aid. In addition an image is attractive - on many levels. It attracts you, it pleases you...

Making Choices

Costing Mind Map

T Journey through the mind of a Mind Mapper, Part 3 Benefits of dyadic Mind Maps OPPOSITE Natural Architecture Plate 14 - 123 - The Mind Map is a particularly useful tool for clarifying personal choices, fy using the Mind Map to set out your needs and desires, priorities and constrar you will be able to make decisions based on a clearer view of the questi involved. Having gained a comprehensive knowledge of the Mind Mapp' laws, use this chapter to help you utilise your new-found skills to make...

Examples of mind map projects

Examples Mind Maps Education

The Mind Map on page 219 summarises a project carried out by IBM and the British government's Youth Training Scheme. The aim was to give guidance on the most effective ways of teaching young people. This summary proved so useful that it was incorporated into the IBM YTS Training Scheme Manual, as were a number of other Mind Maps. f Another example concerns a 13-year-old American schoolgirl called Lana Israel who has become a highly successful author with her book Brain Power for Kids - How to...

Answers To Natural Architecture Plates Quiz

Horsehead nebula Quiver tree, Namibia Lightning Insulin molecule 'Order piercing chaos' computer graphic Lya-punov exponent for the logistic equation with its parameter varying in the sequence AABABAB AABABAB A Abscissa, B Ordinate. The orange figure in the picture foreground indicates periodicity, while the blue picture background indicates chaos 'Seven-winged bird' computer graphic chaotic attractor obtained by iterating points on the plane. The points wander chaotically on this figure only a...

Doing The Exercises

You will gain a new dimension of understanding and expertise if you do the exercises offered in The Mind Map Book. These take the form of quizzes, challenges and explorations. It is best to use a Mind Map pad a blank white A3 pad , a set of 12 or more good-for-writing felt-tip pens, four or more bright and different-coloured highlighters, and a standard writing pen. Mind Map kits are available by post see pages 308-11 . With these materials, you will be able to make full use of your Radiant...

Mind mapping as individuals

Using the techniques already described in Chapter 14 pages 139-146 and Chapter 24 pages 235-44 , individuals can create their own Mind Maps throughout the meeting. To zA J ' V WPA NORTH 1 , payk MS f RP f -To MM gt T ,SHEL ofiP Ii, Mind Map by Lady Mary Tovey of a meeting see page 248 . The subject of the meeting provides the central image, and the major items on the agenda correspond to the main branches. As the meeting progresses, you can add ideas and information wherever they seem most...

THE mind map a definition

The Mind Map is an expression of Radiant Thinking and is therefore a natural function of the human mind. It is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlocking the potential of the brain. The Mind Map can be applied to every aspect of life where improved learning and clearer thinking will enhance human performance. The Mind Map has four essential characteristics a The subject of attention is crystallised in a central image. b The main themes of the subject radiate from...

Benefits of mind map notes and the master mind map

Mind Map Brain

X They enable you to keep the whole knowledge 'picture' in view at all times, thus giving you a more balanced and comprehensive understanding of the subject in its entirety. They take up far less space than linear notes. Between 10 and 1,000 pages of text can be summarised on one large Mind Map page. They give your brain a central focus and structure within which to integrate your knowledge of any subject. Mind Map by Lana Israel in preparation for a history exam see pages 219 and 240 . Mind...

Mind mapping to gain new paradigms

Thinking Maps Subjects

uring deep and prolonged creative thinking, if new insights have been gained it the first reconstruction and revision stage, incubation may produce a new lerspective on the collective insights, known as a paradigm shift. The Mind Map on pages 158-159 is by Lorraine Gill. It summarises a series of lectures on the creative process as seen from the perspective of the practising tist. The Mind Map incorporates the History of Art, the growth of a 'grammar of seeing' and the tools for the...

What Is Radiant Thinking Definition

Positive Thinking Mindmap

At this stage, each individual does three large, separate Mind Maps dislikes, likes and solutions. In each of the three Mind Maps you should follow the usual procedure of first completing a quick-fire Mind Map burst, which should be followed by a more careful reconstruction in which you select your BOIs. i For up to 1 hour or more if required each participant does an exhaustive Mind Map on every negative aspect of the relationship to date. No matter how many positive elements there may be in...

Reviewing your mind map notes

Having completed your Mind Map notes, you should review them regularly in order to maintain your understanding and recall of what you have learnt. The natural rhythms of your memory are discussed in detail in Tony Buzan's Use Your Memory, Chapter 11, and Use Your Head, Chapter 5. The essential points are summarised here. For a 1-hour period of study the optimum intervals and time limits for review after the study are as follows After 10 minutes - take a 10-minute review After 24 hours - take a...

Peter Barrett Mind Mapping

Radiant Thinking

Until just before the publication of The Mind Map Book, Mind Maps had always been created using coloured pens and paper. But now technology makes it possible to Mind Map using computers, because they now have enough memory capacity, speed and software capability to allow Mind Maps to be drawn on screen. At the moment computer Mind Mapping cannot compete with the infinite visual variety, portability and 'minimum tool requirement' of traditional Mind Mapping techniques. However, the areas where...

Selfanalysis using mind maps

Whether you're weighing up the pros and cons of changing your job or trying to work out your long-term priorities, Mind Maps can be an enormous help in clarifying your thoughts and feelings. Because a Mind Map uses the full range of cortical skills it gives a comprehensive reflection of the self. Having seen this clear external image of yourself, you are less likely to suffer the unhappy consequences of making decisions that go against your nature and your real needs and desires. It is helpful...

Mind map storytelling

Mind Map Fairy Tale

First prepare your environment and materials Mind Mapping paper spread out on the floor or tables and plenty of good-quality coloured pens. There are seven major stages in the story-telling process. Each member of the family does an individual brainstorm on ideas for a super-creative fairytale. The ideas might take the form of suggested titles the more fantastic the better or perhaps central characters animal, vegetable, extraterrestrial or even human . Each person reads out his or her ideas...

Using mind maps for management

Mindmap Nigel Temple

Mind Maps can be used by every individual in a business or professional organisation in any situation where linear notes would normally be taken. To begin with, the day can be planned using a Mind Map diary see Chapter 20 . Subsequently, telephone calls, meetings, counselling sessions and interviews can all be Mind Mapped, to ensure that the participants have a full and accurate grasp of what has been discussed and agreed. By using Mind Maps in their training courses, companies like EDS,...

Otherproducts

The new computer thinking tool for managers, consultants, professionals, students, teachers, analysts, authors, journalists and many others. May be used on any pc compatible with VGA running DOS. The first Mind Map program doubles creativity, allows flexible and instantaneous manifestation of ideas and logs levels of thought. Can translate to linear for the non-Mind Map literate. Each printing of a Mind Map pad has a limited edition Mind Map on it. Collect them all The kit contains an A3 and A4...

Mental Literacy

Illustrations Conceptual Framework

All these trends reflect the increasing Literacy, defined thus As a knowledge of the alphabet and its permutations and combinations is to traditional literacy, and as a knowledge of numbers and their permutations and combinations is to mathematics, so a knowledge of the biological and conceptual alphabets of the brain and its apparently infinite permutations and combinations is to Mental Literacy. The Mind Map Book3 with its emphasis on the radiant biological and conceptual architecture of the...

Mind mapping versus linear preparation

Thinking Maps Gesture

There are several disadvantages to linear methods of preparing speeches 1 Because the speaker has to keep referring to written notes, he or she loses eye contact with the audience. U Having to 'hold on' to the notes makes it impossible to reinforce major points with physical gestures. O Written English is very different from spoken English. 'Grammatically correct' written language is inappropriate for a spoken presentation, and will almost certainly induce extreme boredom in the audience. A...

Mind mapping from lecturesvideos computersfilms

Mind Map Making History Interesting

This is very similar to Mind Mapping a book, except that you are often subject to the linear progression of the lecture or presentation and do not have the luxury of being able to refer to different parts of the material at will. For this reason, it is especially important to get an overview of the topic as quickly as possible. Before the lecture, video or film begins, you should draw your central image and as many of the main branches as you can. Most good lecturers are pleased to help anyone...

Minimind Map Word Exercise

Radiant Thinking

The Mini-Mind Map is the embryonic form of a Mind Map. 'Mini' though this Mind Map is, its implications are gigantic. To do the following exercises, you will need pens and a Mind Map notepad see page 310 or several large sheets of blank paper. Doing the exercises Fill in quickly, with printed single key words on the lines, and without pausing to choose, the first ten associations that radiate from the centre when you think of the concept 'happiness'. It is important to put down the first words...

Example of a mind mapped presentation

Mind Map Naisbitt Megatrends

The Mind Map on page 258 forms the basis of a presentation on the predictions of John Naisbitt, the futurist. The central image is a picture of Naisbitt and the arrow from the top of his head represents his vision of the future, from 1990 to the year 2000. The ten numbered branches correspond to the ten major areas of change predicted by Naisbitt over this time span. In summary, Naisbitt predicts that the economy will become information-based and global that the world will experience another...

About the Authors

Tony Buzan is the originator of Mind Maps , the President of The Brain Foundation, Founder of The Brain Trust and the Brain Clubs, and the creator of the concept of Mental Literacy. Born in London in 1942, Tony Buzan graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1964, achieving double Honours in Psychology, English, Mathematics and the General Sciences. In 1966 he worked for the Daily Telegraph in Fleet Street, also editing the International Journal of M EN SA the high IQ Society . As...

Rationale Of The Mind Map Recommendations

The Mind Map recommendations are designed to help you implement laws, to release the flow of your thoughts, and to provide the best poss environment for your brain and body. Should you come up against a temporary block, simply add a line or lines to your on-going Mind Map. This will challenge your brain to complete what ha been left unfinished and will 'tap in' to your infinite associative power. Questions are the main device by which the brain accumulates networks of powledge. When you...

Applications

Our extraordinary uniqueness has many benefits. For example, in any brainstorming or problem-solving situation, the greater the diversity of ideas the better. Each individual thus becomes an extremely valuable part of the process. In the wider social context, so-called 'delinquent', 'abnormal' or 'eccentric' behaviour may often now be perceived in a new light as 'appropriate divergence from the norm, leading to increased creativity'. In this way many apparent social problems may actually turn...

Applications of mind maps in teaching

Mind Mapping Chemistry

Apart from familiarising his or her students with the theory and practice for Mind Mapping, the teacher can use Mind Maps in a number of practical ways to make teaching and learning easier and more enjoyable. One of the most powerful ways to use Mind Maps is as lecture notes. Preparing a lecture in Mind Map form is much faster than writing it out and has the big advantage of allowing the lecturer and the student to keep an overview of the whole subject at all times. A Mind Mapped lecture is...

Special education

Mind Map Grammar

Mind Maps are particularly useful for helping those with learning disabilities. The Mind Map on page 231 was done by the author in conjunction with a nine-year-old boy we shall call 'Timmy'. Timmy suffered from fairly severe Cerebral Palsy, which meant that his motive functions were significantly impaired. He was considered by many to be ineducable and unintelligent. When spending an afternoon with him surrounded by coloured crayons and blank notepaper, Tony first asked him to say who his...

Polycategoric Means

Radiant Thinking

Define your aims and objectives for this study session and complete a different Mind Map of all the questions that need to be answered in this study session. J Take an overview of the text, looking at the table of contents, major headings, results, conclusions, summaries, major illustrations or graphs, and any other important elements which catch your eye. This process will give you the central image and main branches or Basic Ordering Ideas of your new polycategoric Mind Map of the text. Many...

Expanding your powers of association

Associated Mind Mapping

The next step is to extend the original 'happiness' exercise, following the guidelines already laid down. In exactly the same way that your ten original words radiated from the central concept of 'happiness', each of these ten words can also radiate its own associations. By 'free-associating' on each of the ten words, connecting the concepts that Spring from them with lines and clearly printing single key words on lines which ire the same length as the words, you can begin to build a verbal...

Modern brain research The brain cell

Radiant Thinking

It was after studying the brain cell that Sir Charles Sherrington, considered by many to be the grandfather of neurophysiology, was moved to make the following poetic statement 'The human brain is an enchanted loom where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern, always a meaningful pattern, though never an abiding one, a shifting harmony of sub-patterns. It is as if the Milky Way entered upon some cosmic dance.' In each human brain there are an estimated one million, million 1...

Examples of group mind maps in action

Examples Mind Maps For Children

In recent years the group Mind Mapping method has been used very successfully by families, schools, universities and multinational companies. A Boeing Aircraft engineering manual was condensed into a 25-foot long Mind Map, to enable a team of 100 senior aeronautical engineers to learn in a few weeks what had previously taken a few years. The result was an estimated saving of 11 million. See page 171 bottom . Electronic Data Systems EDS , Digital Equipment Corporation and Nabisco have...

Mind mapping for examinations

James Lee Mind Map

Having taken Mind Map notes throughout your course of study, and having reviewed your Mind Maps at the recommended intervals, you should be more than ready for the examination. All you need to translate your excellent knowledge into excellent performance is the correct approach. The first step is to read the examination paper fully, selecting the questions you choose to answer, noting in mini-Mind Maps any thoughts that immediately spring to mind on reading the questions, t Next, you have to...

Problemsolving

Solving personal problems using Mind Maps Interpersonal problem-solving using Mind Maps The stages of interpersonal problem-solving Benefits of interpersonal problem-solving Mind Maps In this chapter you will find out how to use Mind Maps both to solve personal problems and to resolve difficulties in your relationships with others. Many of the skills you have already acquired - such as self-analysis and decision-making -play a part in problem-solving. solving personal problems using mind maps...

The Brain As A Radiant Thinking Association Machine

Anything taken in by any of your senses. Your memory, including retention the ability to store information and recall the ability to access that stored information . Pattern-recognition and information-processing. Any form of communication or creative act, including thinking. Referring to all mental and physical functions. These five categories all reinforce each other. For example, it's easier to receive data if you are interested and motivated, and if the receiving process is compatible with...

Chapter

Radiant Thinking

Journey through the mind of a Mind Mapper, Part 4 Benefits of polycategoric Mind Maps In this chapter you will learn how to organise your own ideas make notes , using multiple-branched or polycategoric Mind Maps. These involve more complex hierarchies and a greater number of Basic Ordering Ideas than the simple dyadic model. Polycategoric Mind Maps can be used for most descriptive, analytic and evaluative tasks but we have used basic decision-making examples in order to ease your transition...

The story of a great mind map artist

Ulf Ekberg Mindmaps

In 1984 Ulf Ekberg, a Swedish ship's captain who was also an expert on computer systems, took a Mind Mapping course. Great things were expected ofhim, for he regularly contributed cartoons to his company's journals, and he i also started studying portrait and landscape painting. At the end of the course, when all the students had to complete their final Mind Maps, Ulf's mind went blank Disappointed and frustrated, he went home for the weekend, vowing to devote several hours to completing the...

Notetaking

Note-taking is the receiving of other people's ideas from speeches, books and other forms of media, and organising them into a structure that reflects their original thought. Note-taking should be supplemented with the note-taker's own thoughts. Mnemonic - Analytic - Creative - Conversational. Sadly, most students in school and universities around the world seem to thinM that notes are nothing more than a memory aid. Their only concern is that their notes should enable them to remember what...

Examples Of Management Mind Maps

Mind Map Time Management

Mind Maps can be used to structure an entire organisation, to act as a stabilising vision for the organisation, and to explain the organisation to others. The Mind Map on page 262 is by Mr Jan Pieter H. Six, Vice-President of Interpolis, a Dutch insurance company. In both structuring and explaining his organisation to others, Six considered organisation roots co-operation acquisitions sales and reorganisation. The organisational development will be looked upon from two points of view level of...

Appreciation

We would like to express once again our great appreciation and enormous thanks to our parents, Gordon and Jean Buzan, for launching us on this incredible journey, and especially to Mum for the depth of caring and days of work she has contributed to the preparation of this manuscript Vanda North, our External Editor, who put in as much work in helping us with The Mind Map Book as most authors do in writing their own creations Lorraine Gill, the artist, for her profound insights into the...

Contents

Introduction - The Mind Map Book and How to Use It 16 DIVISION 1 NATURAL ARCHITECTURE 24 Chapter 3 Brains in Quandary 43 Chapter 6 Brainstorming Words 63 Chapter 7 Brainstorming Images 71 Chapter 8 From Brainstorming to Mind Mapping 79 Chapter 10 The Guiding Principles 91 Chapter 11 Developing a Personal Style 115 Chapter 13 Organising Your Own Ideas 132 Chapter 14 Organising Other People's Ideas 139 Chapter 16 Creative Thinking 153 Chapter 17 The Group Mind Map 165 DIVISION 5 USES 175 Section...

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