Dr.Rojer Sperry researched on left and right brain phenomena. He has received the Nobel prize for his discoveries of functional spesializations of left brain and right brain.
As per his discovery left brain deals with words, numbers, lines, lists, logic and analysis, right brain deals with rhythm, colour, shapes, maps and imagination.
It is been proved that whenever left brain and right brains are stimulated simultaniously the impact is very powerful.
Educe Mind Map is that it synchronise both the left brain and the right brain. It naturally stimulate the left brain and right brain because it has that inherent brain friendly features.
Educe Mind Map naturally stimulate the left brain because it is structured, has Key words, numbers, lines, logic & analysis. It stimulate the right brain, as it is a map, colourful with shapes and images.
Hence it stimulates your left and right brains, simultaneously to help you understand and remember the chapters better.
Mind map’s radiant structure directly corresponds to the way our mind stores and retrieves information. A mind map makes use of “memory triggers” i.e colours, shapes, key words, associations and images etc.
Mind Map covers entire chapter in 1 page with all the details, hence easy and quick to revise (10 times faster). It makes learning and revision easy and fun.
Mind maps have a long history, dating back to the third century. Great thinkers used graphic designs to diagram various concepts, words and ideas that related to a central thought. Mind maps are a visual method for recording thoughts and related ideas graphically. It works by using one central topic or idea and surrounding it with connected thoughts.
The beauty of the mind map is that it is a very freestyle way to collect and organize information, without being restricted to a particular structure. Use of connecting lines, colors and symbols work together to boost visual perception of the physical map and to increase memory retention of the information.
It has been seen as long ago as the 3rd century, when Porphyry of Tyros graphically visualized concepts put forth by Aristotle. Over the ensuing centuries, many philosophers and thinkers freely used graphic recording of thoughts, concepts and knowledge for purposes of analysis, study and memorization. By the mid 1900's, the theory behind mind mapping was greatly refined and being taught in schools and in the business arena. One noted British psychologist, Tony Buzan, was credited with bringing the ideas of mind maps into the business realm to enhance creative thinking, during the 1960s.
It is a known fact that working with mind maps helps students organize their ideas and understand concepts better. Since an outline is sequential, it can be difficult to work with, especially for students that struggle with the process. A study conducted by The National Reading Panel (NRP) in 2000 (Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and its Implications for Reading Instruction) showed that the use of visual organization tools was one of the 7 most effective ways to improve students retention.
The Institute for the Advancement of Research in Education (IARE) at AEL conducted a research study in 2003 entitled Graphic Organizers: A Review of Scientifically Based Research. The study concluded that Graphic organizers:
1.Improve reading comprehension
2.Benefit students achievement levels
3.Enhance thinking and learning skills
5.Support cognitive learning theory