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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Reducing complexity and presenting information in a different way

The more often you can reduce chunks of text and replace them with a visualisation, the better it is for your brain. By presenting information in a different way and displaying it visually you enable your brain to:

check.png Assimilate information more quickly

check.png Retain content more effectively

check.png Recall content more rapidly

Most of the information you’ll be exposed to in future will also be as text, since it’s still the easiest way of communicating impersonally. But text consists of rows and rows of similar symbols and so is incapable of depicting connections on its own.

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