Cognitive Maps
Cognitive maps are a method we use to structure and store spatial knowledge, allowing the brain to visualize images in order to reduce cognitive load, and enhance recall and learning of information. Cognitive maps may be graphically represented and assessed on paper or screen through various practical methods such as a concept map.

Your ideas and memories are patterns of connections. What makes you ‘you’ is your special pattern of connections, built up piece-by-piece through memory of your sensory experience over your entire lifetime.