Mastermind

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights.

By Maria Konnikova Read by Karen Saltus Nonfiction / Self-Help English, Unabridged 10h 1m Sell Sheet
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
8 Audio CDs May 24, 2016 $59.99 $47.99 9781520019826 Add to Cart
2 MP3 CDs May 24, 2016 $29.99 $19.99 9781520019833 Add to Cart
Description
							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. 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.
Reviews

A delightful tour of the science of memory, creativity, and reasoning ... engaging and insightful. - Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology