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Use Your Head by Tony Buzan
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Use Your Head (original 1974; edition 2003)

by Tony Buzan

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I first read this in 1979 - and it transformed the way I learnt things which I have used ever since. ( )
1 vote jvgravy | May 10, 2010 |
This influential book starts by giving us a brief overview of the workings and structure of the human brain, an essential preamble to what comes next, and which forms the main section of the book.

In addition to the many tips on improving memory and enhancing creativity (all of which can be found elsewhere, not least in Edward de Bono's Lateral Thinking), Use Your Head's great achievement is in bringing the concept of mind mapping to the wider public. Mind mapping? Yes : the traditional methods of note-taking (at lectures, seminars, for revision, etc) are examined and found wanting - they simply do not conform to the pictorial, graphical way in which the brain functions most efficiently; the student ends up with a heap of words from which the essential facts and ideas must further be located, filtered, reduced.

Mind mapping starts with the main theme or idea being planted boldly in the centre of the page. Subsequent threads, arguments, connected ideas, basic facts ("sub-headings", if you like), radiate out from this like a spider's web, or spokes from the hub of a wheel. Although far fewer words are used, the essential structure and the whole web of interconnected ideas, can be seen at a glance. Study therefore becomes more effective, more efficient, and revision takes a fraction of the time that conventional study notes require.

To indicate just how influential this approach has been, one only has to see how much "mind mapping software" is now out there, proving the wide acceptance of this basic premise. And I've used it too (mind mapping, rather than the software) - it really works! ( )
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De door Tony Buzan ontwikkelde denk- en geheugentechnieken zijn makkelijk aan te leren en leveren opzienbarende resultaten op. 'Gebruik je verstand' is inmiddels in meer dan 20 talen vertaald en wereldwijd zijn er meer dan een miljoen exemplaren van verkocht. In deze geheel herziene editie ontsluiert Buzan de laatste bevindingen over ons brein, beschrijft nog gedetailleerder hoe wij ons volledige denkpotentieel kunnen benutten en geeft uitvoerig voorbeelden van praktische toepassingen van zijn Mind-Map-techniek. 'Gebruik je verstand', niet alleen voor de student die zijn studiecapaciteit wil vergroten, of voor de manager die zijn probleemoplossend vermogen wil opvijzelen, maar voor iedereen die zin verstand effectiever en effici├źnter wil gebruiken. (Managementboek)
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Read this book and study.
Discover creative thinking through unlocking your mind.
You'll solve problems that way.
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Since 1974, Tony Buzan's manual on how to use the human brain has been translated into more than 20 languages. The book presents a range of techniques that are all designed to teach the reader how to think properly.

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