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A Very Brief History Of Mind Maps

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What are MindMaps? Where do they come from? The specific history of this technique is difficult to pinpoint. But in this very brief history we take you from the original MindMap (your brain), to the first known drawn MindMap by Porphyry of Tyros, to the man who popularized it: Tony Buzan. Finally, it ends with a call to action for you to start brainstorming and creating MindMaps!

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A Very Brief History Of Mind Maps

  1. 1. MindMaps: A Very Brief History
  2. 2. Origins How are our thoughts organized inside this machine we call Brain? If you look at the neurophysiology of how links and associations are made…it really looks like a MindMap!
  3. 3. Early Adopters The earliest known use of a MindMap is attributed to Porphyry of Tyros, a 3rd century greek philosopher, who graphically visualized the concept categories of Aristotles. Other early adapters include Leonardo Da Vinci, and some sources suggest that Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill and Pablo Picasso were fans, too!
  4. 4. MassMarket Tony Buzan is credited with coning the term “MindMap” in the 1960s. Buzan brought MindMap to the masses through his company, books, and TV series “Use Your Brain.” Today, the options are endless –a search for mindmap software in Google returns >3M results!
  5. 5. Your Turn: MindMaps are used in educational and professional settings to organize thoughts (learning) and get new ideas (brainstorm). MindMaps will free your mind and make you more productive and creative. We invite you to start Mapping your thoughts today!
  6. 6. Inspired? Read creative post at the WikiBrains blog Follow us @WikiBrains, and join the Knowledge Revolution!

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