social, health, political imagery through the lens of G J Huba PhD © 2012-2021

This post is part of Huba’s Integrated Model of MindModeling/MindMapping. Other posts in this series can be accessed by clicking here.

Would you like to learn about the theoretical distinction between a MindModel and a MindMap? Click here.

All of the many formatting options available for MindModels and MindMaps in a comprehensive program can aid in the expression of emotional context or “hot cognition” within a MindModel/MindMap.


It is important to express in a diagram that will be used for making decisions or planning. Linking emotion to events or facts aids in the formation of memory structures and aids in the complete retrieval of information.


Emotion is part of any thinking process. Visual thinking is hugely improved with the coding of emotions in colors, clip art, icons, fonts, and the placement of information.

Hot sauce makes a meal more memorable. MindModels and MindMaps are more memorable when they incorporate emotions in their design.


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Effective Mind Maps Mind Models Express Emotions or Hot Cognition


Emoticon 1

Cartoon emotions faces

Cartoon emotions faces set for comics design


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