January 4, 2013

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

Maria Konnikova, Slate

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I do not think like Sherlock Holmes. Not in the least. That was the rather disheartening conclusion I reached while researching a book on the detective’s mental prowess. I’d hoped to discover that I had the secret to Sherlockian thought. What I found instead was that it would be hard work indeed to even begin to approximate the essence of the detective’s approach to the world: his ever-mindful mindset and his relentless mental energy.

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TAGGED: Attention, Mindfulness, Psychological Health, Sherlock Holmes