Mind Mapping is a popular brainstorming tool and learning technique of visually arranging ideas and their interconnections.
It can be used to graphically arrange the linkages of some central concept or issue with other concepts or issues into memorable treelike diagrams. It allows you to create, capture, organise, and communicate readily understood and highly interactive visual representations of complex ideas, information, and data.
A mind map always starts from some problem or issue which is positioned in the centre. Typically, it contains words, short phrases and pictures, which are connected to the central issue by lines.
Most people are visually oriented. Using structure, words, colour, images, and hyperlinks to bring concepts to life, MM links a central concept or issue with related concepts or issues.
Unlike linear thinking modes (that you probably learned at school) it stimulates imagination and creativity, by connecting left and right brain thinking. Thus, it is believed to harness the full range of your analytical and creative skills.
Origin of Mind Mapping