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Mind Mapping for Memory: Why is it useful?

In this guest post, Thomas Jones, a Psychology student who spent some time working with us at the ThinkBuzan Headquarters, applies his know-how to Mind Mapping and the cognitive processes and theories behind the technique…

Mind mapping is one of the most powerful tools in anyone’s arsenal when it comes to remembering vast quantities of information; it provides the user with their own personal tree of knowledge on a subject of their choice.

Semantic Network Model

One of the ideas behind Mind Maps is Semantic Network Models (Collins & Quillian, 1969) which says that everyone has their own personal spider’s web, connecting everything they know about objects together, e.g. Red is connected to fire, blood, love. If one section of the networking models is activated, the surrounding links are activated. Our own personal experiences shape these connections and everybody’s semantic network models are different. Mind Mapping takes a certain subject and links everything a person knows about this subject together. This provides a vast quantity of information on one subject on a single page.

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Improving Your Presentation Skills

We have all sat through presentations that seem to go on forever. The presenter drones on, not looking up from their notes, and the audience inevitably drifts off. By using Mind Maps you can greatly improve presentation skills, from creating your presentation, to beating your speaking fears and then delivering it with confidence and impact.

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Spotlight on: iMindMap Viewer

The iMindMap Viewer came new with the recent iMindMap 6.2 update. Now you can allow friends or colleagues to view an interactive version of your map simply by clicking a link. Here is a quick crash course…

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3 ways to get more done with less time & less stress

Getting organised with Mind Maps

The past two decades have seen meteoric advances in the way we communicate and work; with emails, Facebook, SMS, Twitter, Skype, Ping, blogs, feeds and a vast array of other indispensable forms of ‘connecting’ and absorbing information. With such resources at our disposal productivity should be soaring, shouldn’t it? But whilst the world is now at your fingertips, you are, unfortunately, equally within reach of the world. Using Mind Maps can help you to cut out that background noise and is proven to improve productivity by 20% – that means you can gain an extra working day every week! Here are 3 ways to get started in your productivity overhaul using iMindMap…

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