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