In order to be a top chess player, its all about thinking beyond the 64 squares of chess. Just do not acccept chess is only about the 64 squares, chess is also about life, strategy. motif with reasoning and understanding of war and victories but in the first part is all about preparation of the mind.
Study Tony Buzan who is a proponent of the techniques of Mind Mapping and mental literacy
Part 1: Know about Mind Mapping.
Improvement of Memory
The Mind Mapping process involves a unique combination of imagery, colour and visual-spatial arrangement which is proven to significantly improve recall when compared to conventional methods of note-taking and learning by rote.
A study by Farrand, Hussain and Hennessey (2002) found that Mind Mapping improved the long-term memory of factual information in medical students by 10%. They reported that “Mind Maps provide an effective study technique when applied to written material” and are likely to “encourage a deeper level of processing” for better memory formation.
Research by Toi (2009) shows that Mind Mapping can help children recall words more effectively than using lists, with improvements in memory of up to 32%.
Mind Maps really come into their own for encouraging creativity and enabling you to generate new ideas in brainstorming sessions. The spatial layout helps you gain a better overview and makes new connections more visible so you can create an infinite number of thoughts, ideas, links and associations on any topic.
Mind Mapping was selected as an effective strategy for encouraging creativity development in engineering students and was applied with encouraging results. It allowed creativity development to be introduced into the curriculum in a way that made best use of the time available (Zampetakis et al., 2007).
A study by Al-Jarf (2009) suggests that Mind Mapping software can improve the ability of students to generate, visualise and organise ideas. The students involved reported that the Mind Mapping tool encouraged creative thinking and they became faster at generating and organising ideas for their writing.
Biography at open2.net BBC/Open University.
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