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Mind maps don't have anything to do with identifying the contours of your brain -- although they may give you an inkling about how your mind works. At the heart of a mind map is the idea that we don't think in rigid hierarchies. The old-fashioned tree outline with heads, subheads and so forth can nicely organize a theme, document or white paper, but it isn't how people think or the way the brain works. We don't think in straight lines. Our ideas tend to radiate from each other -- more like a net than a strand of rope. That's where mind maps enter the picture.
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