First, a bit of definition. Technically speaking, a mind map is a kind of diagram that is used to represent different tasks, ideas, words and other stuff linked inside your head which radically centralizes around your nerves revolving around a central idea or picture. The act of using the diagram is mind mapping. Mind mapping is usually used to visualize, classify, generate and structure different ideas going inside a person’s head. It is useful in helping someone organize, solve problems, making decisions, write and study.
Elements depend accordingly to the intuitive approach of arrangements from the importance of different kinds of concepts through grouping, areas or branches covering goals or semantic representation and other side connections related to portions of the entire information. Mind maps also aids in recalling memories that duly exist.
Through ideas being represented in a form of a graphical, non-linear and radial manner, mind maps are somewhat encouraging brainstorming in the unorthodox approach wherein ideas are generated with regarding hierarchal and formal system of organization. Mind maps are kind of similar to cognitive maps or semantic networks which are structured rigidly and yet imposing individuality and freewheel.
Origins of Maps made by the Mind
Similar concepts or mind maps are used for centuries now. It is evident in brainstorming, problem solving, memory, learning and visual thinking by psychologists, educators, engineers and other professions that need intensive thinking before conclusion prevails.