What makes mind maps so effective?

Mind maps utilise both the left and right side of our brains. We have been taught to plan mainly using a linear approach, eg making lists. When we actively use both sides of our brain, we develop richer mental concepts which the brain should be able to retrieve when it needs to.

Test yourself

Look at the following list of ideas about 'Forms of water'.

example of linear list

Now look at the mind map version of the same ideas. Which version is easier to remember?

example of mindmap

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