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Mastermind

Maria Konnikova

discusses

Mastermind

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

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This event is free; no tickets are required.

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7pm

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave.

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome journalist MARIA KONNIKOVA for a discussion of her book Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes.

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought the speaker didn't do justice to her topic, but it was interesting nonetheless.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks awesome.

    March 28, 2013

  • Steve Gluck § (.

    Remember, CMF Meet-Ups are member-driven; that is, if you would like to meet up with other members, it is up to you, as a member, to post your plans on the event message board. I am not able to attend every event, so if no one posts plans, then no one meets up.

    March 25, 2013

  • Amber Lynn H.

    Unless something comes up with work, I am not missing this! :)

    February 26, 2013

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