I learned about mind maps around year 1993 from books written by Tony Buzan. I must have tried creating some mind maps that time as well as many times in the years which have gone in between. My observation was that the mind map didn’t worked for me for retention of the information. I am not able to visualise the map as an image other than just the overall shape of the thing which got created.
I always considered that I must be doing something wrong, and also to the level that mind maps are not for me for retention. I am not saying they are of no use to me. They help me organise concepts and to categorise random thoughts.
That knowledge organisation part is now taken up by my second-brain maintained in a git repository using Foam extensions in VSCode editor. So the Foam Graph is my new mind map like structure.
After reading about aphantasia threads on this forum now I am wondering whether my inability of visualising mind maps as image is coming from some issue with my brain like aphantasia
I want to know whether other learners can visualise the mind map created by them pixel by pixel so that it becomes a tool to recall?
Other than organisation of thoughts and concepts, do mind map help you in memory recall also?
For recall of information now a days I use memory palaces and they work for me, mind map has not worked for me (or I am doing mind maps in wrong way).
I would like to hear thoughts from all the readers on this forum.