Does the mind map learning strategy facilitate information retrieval and critical thinking in medical students?

by Anthony V D'Antoni, Genevieve Pinto Zipp, Valerie G Olson, Terrence F Cahill
BMC medical education ()


A learning strategy underutilized in medical education is mind mapping. Mind maps are multi-sensory tools that may help medical students organize, integrate, and retain information. Recent work suggests that using mind mapping as a note-taking strategy facilitates critical thinking. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a relationship existed between mind mapping and critical thinking, as measured by the Health Sciences Reasoning Test (HSRT), and whether a relationship existed between mind mapping and recall of domain-based information.

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