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The Resource Mastermind : how to think like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova

Mastermind : how to think like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova

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Mastermind : how to think like Sherlock Holmes
Title
Mastermind
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how to think like Sherlock Holmes
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Maria Konnikova
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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. "--
  • "Lessons from the world's greatest fictional detective teach us how to improve our own mental powers. Konnikova unpacks mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first century neuroscience and psychology"--
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Title
Mastermind
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The "Literally Psyched" columnist for Scientific American draws on neuroscience and psychology studies while analyzing the deductive strategies used by the character of Sherlock Holmes to counsel readers on how to promote mental strength, clearer observation and effective problem-solving
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
153.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BC108
LC item number
.K58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
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how to think like Sherlock Holmes
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Maria Konnikova
Mastermind : how to think like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova
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Mastermind : how to think like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova
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Includes index
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ocn796756146
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780670026579
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012035455

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