Tap Into Your ‘Monkey Mind’ for Creativity

Tap Into Your ‘Monkey Mind’ for Creativity

Sometimes, our brain seems to have a mind of its own. When this happens, our imagination bounces ideas off each other, regardless of logic and reasoning. This is often referred to as the ‘monkey mind’- a state of uncontrolled mind wandering. On one hand, the monkey mind can lead to overthinking and anxiety; which people try to silence with mindfulness and distraction. On the other hand, rather than trying to silence the monkey mind, tapping into it correctly can lead to great creative flow and problem-solving.

How do I tap into the ‘monkey mind’ for creativity? Mind mapping! Using a mind map to brainstorm an idea reaches beyond just note-taking. It can help you explore and organise different intuitive ideas. Mind mapping can generate innovative ideas and help create deeper meaning in a subject. Mind mapping is a great way to make the most out of your creative thoughts and can be used to aid anything from product designing to creative writing.


It’s easy! Simply start with a central idea, then expand on this with natural association (follow your ‘monkey mind’ and see where it takes you!). Asking yourself who, what, when, where and how, will open up new streams of thoughts and ideas.

ideamapper has many features to help you with this process. For instance, to help visualise ideas, you can add clip art images and charts. Visual data stimulates the imagination, as they say, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. You can also add colour, this can help you organise and code your ideas into categories, change the layout of your mind map, or view it in 3D. This is a great way to generate new associations by viewing your ideas from a new perspective. Afterwards, you should be left with a creative visual web of your ideas.

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Below you will find installers for the latest versions of our software. Our Windows and macOS software is digitally signed with our BioSilico Limited key.

Please note: The trial and retail versions of the installers are the same. When you start the software for the first time the Licensing Wizard will ask for a license key, here you can choose to request a trial license key which will be sent to you via email. You will have to copy&paste the license key from the email into the program to trial our software. After the trial period is over the software will remain on your computer.

Ideamapper K-12


Ideamapper HigherEd


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ideamapper System Requirements

windows Windows: 64-bit, 1 GHz Intel Pentium or compatible processor, Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10 operating system, 2 GB of RAM, 100 MB of free hard disk space, color screen with 1024x768 resolution.
apple Mac OS: 2 GHz Intel processor, Apple macOS High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina or Big Sur, 4 GB of RAM, 100 MB of free hard disk space, color screen with 1024x768 resolution.
linix Linux: 2 GHz Intel processor, Ubuntu 20.04, other Linux distributions may work, 4 GB of RAM, 100 MB of free hard disk space, color screen with 1024x768 resolution.