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Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

 
 
Author
Maria Konnikova.
Publisher Penguin  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780143124344
Pages/Publication Date 273/2013
Daedalus Item Code 49100
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No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But are his intellectual gifts the stuff of fiction alone, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves? We can, says psychologist and science journalist Maria Konnikova. Beginning with the "brain attic" (Holmes's metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge), Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. She explores Holmes's unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction, illuminated by 21st-century neuroscience and psychology. Konnikova explains how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers.

"A delightful tour of the science of memory, creativity, and reasoning.... Maria Konnikova is an engaging and insightful guide to this fascinating material, which will help you master your own mind."—Steven Pinker

 
 
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