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In some stages of your research / life you will get overloaded with topics that have not been given full thought.

A way around that is mind mapping a thinking tool that reflects internally what goes on the brain, creativity, innovation, imagination and association.

The brain is radiant it thinks centrally and explodes out in all directions.

Start with a blank canvas in the centre write down all those items connected with each branch.

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Advanced mindmapping for research slideshare

  1. 1. Lit LitResearch ResearchQuestion Question Methodology Methodology Mind Mapping for Doctoral Researchers Steve Simplay (BEng Hons, ,MSc, CEng, MIET) 19/9/12
  2. 2. Overview• History of mind mapping?• 3D View of the Brain• Creativity studies• What is a mindmap?• Benefits of a mindmaps?• Mindmap parts / creation• Example 1• Example 2• Questions?
  3. 3. History of mind mapping?• Tony Buzan was born in London 1942, and graduated from the University of British Columbia 1964.• While developing his understanding of the human mind he studied psychology, neuro-physiology, neuro – linguistics, semantics, information, etc.• In 1971, he realized that through a computer came a manual, the human brain much more powerful than computers.• Radiant thinking of the brain
  4. 4. 3D view of the Brain Source - Lumos Labs
  5. 5. Creativity Studies
  6. 6. What is a Mindmap?• A mindmap is a visual way of organizing ideas in a web-like structure.
  7. 7. Why mindmap?• Use right brain (visual, intuitive) as well as left brain (logical, linear)• Make new connections between ideas• Fast and easy to create• Easy to learn• Capture every connection• Fun to do
  8. 8. Mindmap Parts / Creation• Center word / image• Branches• Sub-branches – less important info• Add sub-branches, associate ideas• Single keywords / phrases• Images and color
  9. 9. Benefits of Mindmaps• Visual• Easy to connect “distant ideas”• Easy recall of information• Brain dump first, then easy to rearrange ideas• Creative thinking
  10. 10. Example 1
  11. 11. Example 2
  12. 12. Questions

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