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Tony Buzan (1942-) is the original promoter of mind mapping and coined the term mental literacy. He was born in London and received double Honours in psychology, English, mathematics and the General Sciences from the University of British Columbia in 1964. He is probably best known for his book, Make the Most of Your Mind, his promotion of mnemonic systems and his mind-mapping techniques.

Following his 1970s series for the BBC, many of his ideas have been set into his series of five books: Use Your Memory, Master Your Memory, Use Your Head, The Speed Reading Book and The Mind Map Book.

He has gained somewhat of a cult following due to his evangelical and promotional vision of world mental literacy, spiritual intelligence, and sensual intelligence, among other controversial topics such as mental stimulation through sensuality, synchronization of left and right brain, and the belief in intellectual abundance. As such, he is often known as the "mind map guru". A great deal of his ideas have originated in debunked pseudoscience, and more recently, the rhetorical re-definition of multiple intelligences by Howard Gardner.

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As a popular psychology author, Tony Buzan has written on subjects relating to the brain, genius quotient (GQ), memory, creativity and speed reading. He has been involved with the running of the Mind Sports Olympiad.de:Tony Buzan pl:Tony Buzan zh:托尼·布詹

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