But you may not realise that the way it organises your thoughts is different to the way you organise your thoughts. While you may think you organise your thoughts in the form of lists, your grey matter is doing it non-linearly in a 3D spider’s web-shaped pattern. Mind maps attempt to mimic this pattern by structuring thoughts in the form of a web, expanding outwards from a central point.
It is worth trying mind mapping if you haven’t already done so - most people can establish immediately if it suits them.
Mind mapping can be particularly useful for organisation, assignment planning and revision.