Tony Buzan

For decades researchers have deepened the task of improving and enhancing the ability to learn and remember. The trend of the new paradigms within the dynamics of knowledge, presents an integrating vision of the methods that have traditionally been developed from the 1970s. Credit: Charles Margulis-2011. And at beginning of the 1970s when the British psychologist Tony Buzan developed a strategy called Mental map. Now our known schemes, graphics and data presentation tables have been revalued; cognitive tools they are called and recognized them as something more than simple presentations of information to an audience little able to follow an exhibition full of figures and very abstract concepts with concentration. The techniques used have been varied: lists, lines, words, numbers, prayers. While these systems have had their unquestionable usefulness, today is known, thanks to recent research, they all employ only a part of the cerebral cortex, preventing the brain to establish associations of stimulate creativity and enhance memory.

Anyone has had the perception of improving knowledge of an issue with a graphic aid. The main elements are visible, as if they were discrete objects, and relations between them are visible, can be seen with the naked eye. The mental maps developed by Tony Buzan are an effective method for taking notes and very useful for the generation of ideas by Association. To make a mind map, one starts at the center of a page with the main idea, and works outward in all directions, producing a growing and organized structure composed of words and key images. The fundamental concepts are: Organization Keywords Association Grouping Visual memory: Enter keywords, use colors, symbols, icons, 3D effects, arrows, highlights groups of words.

Focus: All Mental map needs a single Center. The mental maps conscious participation van resembling in structure to the same memory. Once you draw a Mental map, rarely needed to be redesigned.