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I don't use these and the description is perhaps a tad technical. Any chance we could make it a bit more descriptive rather than technical?--Bob M 18:38, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Not sure if you've made these comments before or after making edits to article. Looks good now. --Technopat 19:04, 30 May 2009 (UTC)


Am plonking this one here until it gets sorted out:

Sample Mindmap[edit]


--Technopat 06:23, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Suggested Mindmapping 'laws'[edit]

Putting them here as I don't remember if my own or a photocopy I got years ago. So, just in case, I'll rephrase when I have a mo.--PaulMK


1. Start with a coloured image in the centre. An image is often worth a thousand words and encourages creative thought while significantly increasing memory.

2. Images throughout your Mindmap. As No. 1 and to stimulate all cortical processes.

3. Words should be printed. For reading-back purposes a printed map gives a more photographic, more immediate, and more comprehensive feed-back. The little extra time that it takes to print is amply made up for in the time saved when reading back.

4. The printed words should be on lines, and each line should be connected to other line. This is to guarantee that the Mindmap has basic structure.

5. Words should be in ‘units’, i.e. one word per line. This leaves each word more free hooks and gives note taking more freedom and flexibility.

6. Use colours throughout the Mindmap as they enhance memory, delight the eye and stimulate the right cortical process.

7. In creative efforts of this nature the mind should be left as ‘free’ as possible. Any ‘thinking’ about where things should go or whether they should be included will simply slow down the process. The idea is to recall everything your mind thinks of around the central idea. As your mind will generate ideas faster than you can write, there should be almost no pause — if you do pause you will probably notice your pen or pencil dithering over the page. The moment you notice this get it back down and carry on. Do not worry about order or organisation as this will in many cases take care of itself. If it does not, a final ordering can be completed al the end of the exercise.