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Maria Konnikova: Unclutter Your Brain Attic Like Sherlock Holmes

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How can we train our brains to think like Sherlock Holmes? This question occupies Konnikova’s book, “Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes” [http://goo.gl/t3puL]. Her answer can be summed up in one word: mindfulness. Mindfulness is “staying in the present moment and learning how to concentrate and how to focus your mind so that it really can avoid any distractions, can avoid anything that might kind of get it off track, Konnikova tells us.

[Video source: Big Think YouTube link]

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