Mind Mapping is a form of visual thinking done by writing one's ideas down in the form of pictures or other graphical representation in order to get as clear a picture of the subject in question as possible.
These concepts are, along with mind maps, used for centuries now. It is evidently present in brainstorming, note taking, problem solving, memory, learning and visual thinking techniques used by psychologists, educators, engineers and other professions that need intensive thinking before conclusion prevails.
This form of creative thinking has been present for a very long time. The first traces of mind mapping go as far back as the 3rd century BC. A philosopher by the name of Porphyry of Tyros is thought to be the first to use mind mapping to form his ideas and thus making learning easier for the others.