Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

Maria Konnikova

The New York instances bestselling consultant to pondering like literature's maximum detective

No fictional personality is extra popular for his powers of inspiration and remark than Sherlock Holmes. yet is his awesome mind only a present of fiction, or will we discover ways to domesticate those skills ourselves, to enhance our lives at paintings and at home?

We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she exhibits us how. starting with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for the way we shop info and arrange knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the psychological techniques that bring about clearer considering and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s specific tools of ever-present mindfulness, astute commentary, and logical deduction. In doing so, it exhibits how each one folks, with a few self-awareness and a bit perform, can hire those related the way to sharpen our perceptions, clear up tricky difficulties, and improve our inventive powers. For Holmes aficionados and informal readers alike, Konnikova unearths how the world’s such a lot keen-eyed detective can function an unheard of advisor to upgrading the mind.

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