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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Chapter 4

Why Mind Mapping Works

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding how people assimilate and process information

arrow Learning why pictures are important to us

arrow Knowing how we think

arrow Mind Maps as a brain-friendly technique

arrow When Mind Maps aren’t the right method

Tony Buzan, who developed Mind Mapping as I present it in this book, calls the technique the ‘Swiss army knife for the brain’. Just like the famous Swiss army knife, a Mind Map is very easy to use and yet at the same time is very versatile. Using it, you can visualise, structure and organise almost any kind of information.

Moreover, Mind Mapping is not only simple and versatile but also brain friendly. What do I mean by that? The way in which Mind Maps are prepared and how they operate is naturally suited to the functioning of the human brain. Mind Mapping was developed in the 1970s on the basis of the latest findings (at the time) in the field of learning and memory. Discoveries of aspects of human thought processes influenced the development ...

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