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. Learn to simply make a better impression on people, put them at ease, charm them, and make them smile with you. . She does not set out to break any new ground in exploring her theme of cognitive processing and is forthright in stating this at the outset. But we may not recognize more subtle manifestations of anger, such as being uncomfortable with loose ends, acting impatiently, or being overly critical. The book alternates between analyzing the deductive prowess of Sherlock Holmes and explaining current research in cognitive psychology, but the switch between the two is sometimes jarring.
Our tendency to confirm and to believe just a little too easily and often has very real consequences both for ourselves and for others. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. Now that phrase is not to be taken literally, but figuratively. This book isn't about solving puzzles. In Unlimited Memory you'll learn how the world's best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want.
Other elements are analyzed, but no actual instructions are given on how to successfully implement them in daily life. Using plots and passages from the wonderfully entertaining Holmes stories, she illuminates how Arthur Conan Doyle's detective embodies an ever-present mindfulness, and how this active mental disposition proves foundational to his success. We're not all trying to become standup comedians, and this isn't a book about ha-ha jokes with setups and punch lines. Drawing on 21st-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes's unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. I recommend you to listen to the full audiobook Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, free at our library.
Start small; start manageable; start focused. Some things get stored; some are thrown out and never reach the main attic. If you want to use your brain or think better, this book is relevant in every way. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. Please note that the tricks or techniques listed in this pdf are either fictional or claimed to work by its creator. Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Â Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.
Does this sound great to you? With many striking styles, including punches, elbows, knees and kicks it's a great sport to watch, and even better to be a part of! Konnikova seems almost apologetic for Doyle's folly, asking us to remember to see things through the context of Doyle's life and surroundings. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. Do you run out of things to say and struggle to keep dialogue flowing? How do you prepare for such a thing? Now, think about all the things you could do or be in your life with a brain more powerful than anyone you know. And what keeps us falling for it over and over again? Where are the footnotes or endnotes? Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. Mastermind is an journey of epic proportion. Is all this negative emotion inevitable, or are there choices about how to respond.
I would rather die a slow death in a sand pit being bitten by snakes while tigers claw out my eyes and vultures pull out my tongue than listen to that again. Starting with pronunciation, you'll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. I have never seen an editor let an author get away with such ridiculousness, which is why I say she must have been paid by the word. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes's unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. Holmes himself would have been proud to author this fine work! Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.
You don't even need a Rubik's cube. How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time. No audiobook can make you Sherlock. Our minds are wired to wander. When you need to recall a specific memory that has been stored, your mind goes to the proper file and pulls it out.
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. Mastermind is an excellent choice for those who are fans of Sherlock Holmes and want to see how his abilities relate to cognitive psychology, but if you've taken a college level course on memory and learning, you'll already be familiar with the concepts presented in this book. Stay focused, quit being frustrated, and absorb info like a human sponge? How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. They are windows into whether your attention and effort are waxing or waning. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. Instead, it teaches how to turn your mind into a memory palace that can store anything. She began her career thirty years ago at a radio station in Portland, Maine.