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If you are unfamiliar with confirmation bias or omission neglect, love Sherlock Holmes, and don’t expect a list of steps followed thikn practice exercises, this is your book.

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. Shoot us a mail at contact pfd. Do you understand what this means? This nonfiction masstermind tackles the inner functioning and the elements behind the mind of the most well-known detective in literary fiction.

She has worked as a television producer, written for several magazines and online publications, and authored two New York Times best selling books.

Or do you prefer Holmes, the pipe smoking detective who looks at the smallest details and critically questions the world around him? Then we need to observe—to gather information, as well as use what we have already stored up in our brain attics—in a sherlpck, thorough fashion, working to avoid biases, shortcuts, and other pitfalls of lazy thinking.

If you’re past the introductory stage though, best to look elsewhere. Concepts were repeated over and over, with slight word changes. Then I’ll tell you again after the study how to beat a dead horse. By the way, I agree with the other reviewers who say the title is misleading. Retrieved 18 January It is the mind that is present, reflective, mindful of its thoughts and its state.

Interest and motivation in and toward a subject lead to engaged mindful thinking resulting in improved memory recall. Our author’s submission is one of those that tries to be two things at once, cross-selling you on a bit of neuroscience in the context of Sherlock Holmes as favorite fictional genius.

Konnikova pulls together a pretty good list of further reading, and the resulting bibliography is worth following up on, though at times the prose felt padded.

I did think that perhaps that was the book’s objective – like Holmes, mastermind how to think like sherlock holmes by maria konnikova pdf download were to pay attention, gather clues from the book, and assemble our own steps or “solve the crime”.

Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes – Maria Konnikova – Google Boeken

But if bby has a version with chapter markers I’d love now give the rest of konnikva book a chance to see if there are any actual instructions on how to think like Sherlock Holmes. Maria Konnikova was sownload in MoscowRussia in to Jewish parents. She teaches us, through Holmes’ example and with a healthy research backing, ways that we can improve our observation and decision making and avoid common thought errors.

How to Regurgitate Useless Information” Do you know what I learned in the first hour of this book while I went on my morning 5 mile run before I realized that there are no chapter markers? They happen to beat dead horses. While Konnikova’s knowledge of Holmes is encyclopedic until reading this, I thought I had been a fan of Sherlock’s adventures as a child – a relative passing fancy compared to hersand this book is better for it.

This made the book seem like word vomit in many places, making it far less compelling to read. The material itself seemed interesting, if not entirely new or revolutionary. The main complain is that the author doesn’t come up with something new, which is true, and that the Lile Holmes examples are taken too far.

I am both a zealous Sherlock Holmes fan and familiar with Konnikova’s work mastermind how to think like sherlock holmes by maria konnikova pdf download the New Yorker, which, while not especially well-written or scientifically rigorous, at least attempts to discuss new mastermind how to think like sherlock holmes by maria konnikova pdf download findings in contemporary neuroscience.

It doesn’t often multitask, and when it masteermind, it does so with a purpose” p. And the results are not savory. I do not think like Sherlock Holmes. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Maria Konnikova

Preview — Mastermind by Maria Konnikova. Zen teacher, Shunryu Suzuki, put a point on this concept when he said, “In the aherlock mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few. In one chapter, overinterpretation and being influenced by first impressions is bad naughty Dr Watson and overtly controlling these effects is good top of the class, Holmes!

Really pay attention, in a directed way. She bores us with common sense or intro go lectures that have been heard the world over, and cannot even package the wealth that is the Holmes downloa with any pizzazz. She primarily writes about psychology and its application to real life situations.

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?

The only thing she should ever read is something that ends in “And thank you for flying the friendly skies”! The basic format boils down to something like this: