I enjoy Maria Konnikova's occasional excerpts on the Slate podcast The Gist, so was excited when my hold on this book came through. This book uses Sherlock Holmes as a conceit to demonstrate methods to improve memory skills, observation skills, and critical thinking skills. It's well researched, moves quickly, and contains some funny anecdotes as well. It's also made me want to reread the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Thinking, Fast and Slow is much better. Don't waste your time on Mastermind.
This book is about brain processes with some lessons on improving how you think. Too many references to Sherlock Holmes novels make this more difficult to read then if the science was more overtly detailed. Still worth reading if you are interested in the subject.
couldn't really get into it
love steven pinker, malcolm gladwell, etc. thought this would be more about the general workings of the mind: observation, memory, connection. Too many references to Sherlock Holmes' stories! Perhaps if you are a really BIG fan of Holmes and Watson???
If you liked this book, you might like 'The Numbers Behind Numb3rs' about the cases in the CBS series and additional mathematics in crime solving.
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