Mastermind

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
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Author(s): Maria Konnikova
Original Publish Date: Jan 03, 2013
Product Number: EB00385266
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101606230
Publisher: Penguin Books
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The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature's greatest detective. "Steven Pinker meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" (Boston Globe), by the author of The Confidence Game. 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.

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Author(s): Maria Konnikova
Narrator(s): Karen Saltus
Genre: Self Help
Product Number Z100102700
Released: Oct 13, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Gildan Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781469057569