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I was sitting in a British and Irish romantic drama class my last semester in college when the idea for Shit Rough Drafts hit me. I was working... Continue »
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MasterMind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes


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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”—Holmess 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 Holmess 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 worlds most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind.

About the Author

Maria Konnikova is a writer living in New York City. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology at Columbia University.

Product Details

Konnikova, Maria
Penguin Books
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Psychology-Cognitive Science
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Paperback / softback
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from 12
b/w photos throughout
8.44 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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