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.

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  • February 18, 2016 - February 22, 2016
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  1. Ashutosh Dave @Ashutosh

    wow!! its Sherlock Holmes!!

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  2. Mr Black Kat @mrblackkat

    Elementary!!! ;-)

  3. Mogadishu Jones @Electric_Aeons

    "Train the brain" is a maxim that every Gentleman is familiar with. This is a great addition to the Gentleman's library.

  4. Michael Peddy @hipsterwriter23

    I need this lol

  5. Chetan Bhasin @chetanbhasin7

    Anybody brought it?

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