You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! I am both a zealous Sherlock Holmes fan and familiar with Konnikova's work for the New Yorker, which, while not especially well-written or scientifically rigorous, at least attempts to discuss new research findings in contemporary neuroscience. And one third part of some psychology thesis, not interesting at all. I had to skim this one, it was pretty boring. 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? donating = loving . Self-help at it's finest. In fact, Maria Konnikova calls the two-system theory "Holmes" and "Watson". Unable to add item to List. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 February 2013. I hope Ms. Konnikova continues to write, because she has a talent like Sagan for making science accessible. It doesn’t often multitask, and when it does, it does so with a purpose.”, “We are terrible at seeking evidence that challenges our own beliefs, but other people do us this favor, just as we are good at finding errors in other people’s beliefs.”, Anthony Award Nominee for Best Critical or Nonfiction Work (2014), Agatha Award Nominee for Best Nonfiction Book (2013), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2013), Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking, Bill Gates Picks 5 Good Books for a Lousy Year. He uses his senses, his expansive knowledge, and his cunning skill to seek out the truth behind the crimes that come to his door. This nonfiction work tackles the inner functioning and the elements behind the mind of the most well-known detective in literary fiction. Maria Konnikova’s book, Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes, takes a deep look at Sherlock Holmes’s methodology to develop the habits of mind that will allow us to mindfully engage the world. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. I now think about my motivations and collect more facts first. ISBN 10: 0670026573 / ISBN 13: 9780670026579. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova – review ... Mon 28 Jan 2013 03.00 EST ... might arise from his creator knowing the answers to the puzzles Holmes … Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Also, I have not read a lot of Doyle and I felt like that was another detriment. Free download or read online Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes pdf (ePUB) book. But Ms. Konnikova finds an ingenious delivery system. But, this useless, supposed "close-reading" of Holmes is a merely a childish regurgitation of detail. Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2019. I read it in addition to other books because it is more about the information than the storyline. Public domain images via Flickr Commons. Fans of Sherlock Holmes, detective wannabes, and those who wish to improve their cognitive skills may find “Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes” by Maria Konnikova to be an interesting—and certainly a thought-provoking—read. by Viking Adult, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Not in the least . At least it gets the mental gears turning in fresh directions. But Ms. Konnikova finds an ingenious delivery system. One third examples from Sherlock Holmes mysteries, kind of interesting but very chopped up and you never get the entire story. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Konnikova contrasts what she terms “System Watson” from “System Holmes,” with the former being that which overlooks details and jumps to conclusions based on what seems most likely at the time and the latter being a reflective and disciplined approach which takes everything into consideration before arriving at a conclusion. “Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes is fascinating from cover to cover — highly recommended.” —Brain Pickings “Your favorite mental short-cuts and slip-ups are all here. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 February 2013. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Mastermind How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item . She received her Ph.D. in Psychology at Columbia University and is a contributing writer for The New Yorker online. Her second book, on the psychology of the con, is scheduled for publication by Viking/Penguin next winter. Background knowledge; 2. Many admire the cerebral gymnastics of Sherlock Holmes but few realize that his methods are not only replicable but ultimately the most sensible way to deal with the continuing cognitive challenges in life. 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. . EMBED. I absolutely loved having Daniel Kahneman's two-system theory presented using Sherlock Holmes (and Watson) as an example. Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes (A Review) A centerpiece of Mastermind is that the brain operates using two contrasting systems, which Konnikova terms System Holmes and … The Holmes side of it being mindful, aware of surroundings, careful of prejudice - whereas the "Watson system" is unware, lazy and quick to draw incorrect. 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. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. This is emphasized in the last chapter of the book, where we see Arthur Conan Doyle’s judgment at fault in an amusing, but deceptive situation, which we look at with modern eyes, from a very different culture and a very different viewpoint. How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, Mastermind, Maria Konnikova, Canongate. What makes it different from mainstream psychology books, is that she takes sherlock holmes stories to explain how he trained his brain to think, and gives examples from his words and actions. Holmes fan or not, the reader will find Mastermind to be bracing, fascinating, and above all -- and most important -- hopeful." Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova – review . 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. 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. Plus the author treats Holmes as if he is not a fictional character but an actual detective from history and as if Conan Doyle did not manipulate both the manuscript and the readers to be fascinated by Holmes' powers of deduction. Just a note: I review Sherlock Holmes-related books on a blog, so my reviews on Goodreads are generally shortened versions of those posts, A marketing ploy with a catchy title, devoid of any new, insightful content whatsoever. Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0. I am both a zealous Sherlock Holmes fan and familiar with Konnikova's work for the New Yorker, which, while not especially well-written or scientifically rigorous, at least attempts to discuss new research findings in contemporary neuroscience. Such a light read yet uncovering interesting psychological concepts and phenomena, while simultaneously tying them to examples from various situations that took place in the fictional world of the infamous novels of Sherlock Holmes ♂ . A small step but I think a very important one. Because that's what this book is all about: quotations, quotations and exploring and dissecting those Sherlock quotations in every manner possible. Where are the footnotes or endnotes? Rating 4 out of 5*. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. This book is like a good first draft. This is a most clever way to write a self-help book, by using examples of a well-known fictional character. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sherlock Holmes is the epitome of the mystery genre and the private detective. A marketing ploy with a catchy title, devoid of any new, insightful content whatsoever. I may not be exactly like Holmes but it is much better than it was before. It is simply a matter of bringing a little science to the art of thinking—and it is this very thing that Konnikova aims to help us achieve in her new book Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes. Holmes has a step up on most people. Maria Konnikova is to be congratulated for her ground-breaking expose of the Holmes-ian processes that characterize the great detective. A truly insightful guide to the human brain, whilst providing a perfect balance between elements of Holmesian tales and provoking cognition to the reader. Skip to main content.sg. PART II: THE HOLMESIAN METHOD. Ill give her five stars for the books premise, but only two stars for execution. But in Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova of Columbia University uses this classic experiment and other psychology research to … One third examples from Sherlock Holmes mysteries, kind of interesting but very chopped up and you never get the entire story. It is the best I have read. [PDF] [EPUB] Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes Download by Maria Konnikova. In Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova teaches you how to apply the thinking methods and techniques of Sherlock Holmes to your everyday life. If your literary heroes include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterly creation, Sherlock Holmes, or even if you just drool over Holmes’s latest incarnation, as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, you’ll love psychologist Maria Konnikova’s Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Fans of Sherlock Holmes, detective wannabes, and those who wish to improve their cognitive skills may find Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova to be an interestingand certainly a thought-provokingread. This book is one third anecdotal observations about using the powers of deduction in everyday life. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win, The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . *A full executive summary of this book is available here: I'm not going to finish this book because (1) it is redundant (padded like a high school paper with an assigned word count); (2) the psychological and neurological concepts are fairly basic; and (3) it's more about Holmes her hero than a book on mindfulness. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes Maria Konnikova No preview available - 2013.