We all have our own ways of breaking down and processing information. If you are a visual learner, then a mind map can be an effective method for you to break down a given set of information and absorb it. It is a great tool to develop an idea or solve complex problems as it gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire picture.
It allows you to make better connections or develop branches, dealing with the issue as a complex whole. In fact, there is a legend that goes on to say that Pixar made four of its best movies (A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and Wall-E) because 4 of its writers and directors used a mind map for their brainstorming session on a lunch napkin!