Concept maps: what and why This is our brain. Information travels around the brain over neurons like this. When you learn something, a new connection is formed between neurons. • It’s an actual physical connection Neural networks in the brain What is a concept map? • Also called a mind map • Organizes information like an outline but less linear, more spatial • Connections are made between pieces of information in different areas Examples of concept maps Examples of concept maps Another example. Look familiar? • Concept maps are a better mirror of how your brain actually makes connections. How to make a concept map.