Introduction to Mind Mapping®

Mind Maps, invented by Tony Buzan, diagram the structure of ideas in an associative manner which is more representitive of how ideas are stored in the brain. A modified Mind Map of Chapter 5 of Brain Dancing is shown below. To follow the Mind Mapping rules precisely, there should only be one word per line. The following links will give you a brief introduction to Mind Mapping. Once you begin to see the potential usefulness of Mind Mapping, you are encouraged to read Use Both Sides of Your Brain and The Mind Map Book, by Tony Buzan, for a more thorough discussion of the topic.


Two main uses: input (note taking) and output (creative writing)

Three step creative writing process

"My advice to any young person at the beginning of their career is to try to look for the mere outlines of big things with their fresh, untrained, and unprejudiced mind." --Hans Selye

Mind Mapping is a tool you can use to see the big picture in new ways.

Modified Mind Maps of Chapter 3 and Chapter 9 from Brain Dancing are also available online. These Mind Maps were created using Visio 2.0

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