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Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, released January 3, 2013, is a book written by Maria Konnikova exploring ways to improve mindfulness.
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, released January 3, 2013, is a book written by Maria Konnikova exploring ways to improve mindfulness, logical thinking and observation using Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional character Sherlock Holmes as an exemplar. Konnikova intertwines her analysis of Holmes's "habits of mind" with findings from the modern-day fields of neuroscience and psychology and offers advice on how to become a more rational thinker.
Mastermind: How to Think. has been added to your Cart. Daniel Smith, author of Monkey Mind Since my earliest days as a reader I dreamt of being more like Sherlock Holmes and failed miserably whenever I tried
Mastermind: How to Think. Daniel Smith, author of Monkey Mind Since my earliest days as a reader I dreamt of being more like Sherlock Holmes and failed miserably whenever I tried. Needless to say, MASTERMIND is the book I didn't realize I was waiting for. Maria Konnikova has crafted a surprising and ingenious book that lets us all come closer to Holmes's genius, giving a gift to all readers interested in Conan Doyle, mysteries and scientific thinking as well as those who simply want to be more self-aware about the inner workings of our minds.
Passages like this make Mastermind sound like a self-help book, but that is an unfair categorization. The question is if Mastermind is a tribute to Doyle’s crime fiction that draws from psychology or the other way around.
Home Maria Konnikova Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, . When I was little, my dad used to read us Sherlock Holmes stories before bed. While my brother often took the opportunity to fall promptly asleep on his corner of the couch, the rest of us listened intently. I remember the big leather armchair where my dad sat, holding the book out in front of him with one arm, the dancing flames from the fireplace reflecting in his black-framed glasses.
If you're an avid Sherlock Holmes fan like me, then most likely you have already come across the examples and quotations explored in this book. Because that's what this book is all about: quotations, quotations and exploring and dissecting those Sherlock quotations in every manner possible. In short, you won't be learning anything new. But if you're such a ginormous fan that you'll read even the back of a shampoo if it's labeled Sherlock Holmes, then by all means, read this.
Can Sherlock Holmes help us to become better thinkers? Sophie Scott isn't convinced. There's a germ of a good idea in Mastermind, indeed there are several books and articles on how Holmes can illuminate ideas in psychology. As Holmes says, there is nothing new under the sun. Holmes is such an enduring and complex fictional construct that one can impose many interpretations on his psychology – Holmes the addict, the ADHD sufferer, the person with Asperger's. However, if the aim is to use him for scientific ends, then the onus has to be on getting the science and the stories right, and I'm not certain Konnikova achieves this.
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Sherlock Holmes is known to be a genius detective, but most people can train their minds to think a little more like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous character simply by emulating the way that Sherlock behaved.
Sherlock Holmes is known to be a genius detective, but most people can train their minds to think a little more like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous character simply by emulating the way that Sherlock behaved. Teach yourself to make better observations and to analyze those observations more effectively.
The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature's greatest detective.
Maria Konnikova - Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
Published: 2013-01-17 | ISBN: 0857867245, 0857867253, 0670026573 | EPUB 288 pages | 3 MB
The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature's greatest detective
No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home?
We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. 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. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it shows 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. For Holmes aficionados and casual readers alike, Konnikova reveals how the world’s most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind.