The term, Mind Map, was coined by a British author, speaker, and a memory expert, Tony Buzan. People have been using the concept of mind mapping since ancient times, but it was Mr.Buzan who popularized it and especially introduced mind mapping to the learning industry. Since then, thousands of educationists and organizations world-wide have realized the benefits and implemented mind mapping to represent information to their students and trainees.
As the name suggests, a mind map is a map of your mind. It is the reflection of how your brain works. Now think about something, let’s say, an apple. When you are thinking about an apple, is apple the only thing on your mind? You also think about different parts of the apple, other fruits, other food items, and many other related things. Our mind thinks in layers and loves connecting different things. This is exactly how a mind map works.