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

Mastermind : how to think like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova

Label
Mastermind : how to think like Sherlock Holmes
Title
Mastermind
Title remainder
how to think like Sherlock Holmes
Statement of responsibility
Maria Konnikova
Creator
Subject
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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Konnikova, Maria
Dewey number
153.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BC108
LC item number
.K58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Logic
  • Reasoning
Label
Mastermind : how to think like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Pt. 1: Understanding (yourself). The scientific method of the mind ; The brain attic : what is it and what's in there? -- Pt. 2: From observation to imagination. Stocking the brain attic : the power of observation ; Exploring the brain attic : the value of creativity and imagination -- Pt. 3: The art of deduction. Navigating the brain attic : deduction from the facts ; Maintaining the brain attic : education never stops -- Pt. 4: The science and art of self-knowledge. The dynamic attic : putting it all together ; We're only human
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780670026579
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012035455
System control number
  • (OCoLC)796756146
  • 487683
  • (OCoLC)ocn796756146
  • 487683
Label
Mastermind : how to think like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Pt. 1: Understanding (yourself). The scientific method of the mind ; The brain attic : what is it and what's in there? -- Pt. 2: From observation to imagination. Stocking the brain attic : the power of observation ; Exploring the brain attic : the value of creativity and imagination -- Pt. 3: The art of deduction. Navigating the brain attic : deduction from the facts ; Maintaining the brain attic : education never stops -- Pt. 4: The science and art of self-knowledge. The dynamic attic : putting it all together ; We're only human
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780670026579
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012035455
System control number
  • (OCoLC)796756146
  • 487683
  • (OCoLC)ocn796756146
  • 487683

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