A man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
How to think like Sherlock Holmes – lessons in mindfulness and creativity from the iconic detective
Mindfulness may have a prophylactic effect: it can strengthen the areas that are most susceptible to cognitive decline. When we learn to unitask, to think more in line with Holmes’s detached approach, we may be doing more than increasing our observational prowess. We may be investing in a sounder mental future — no matter how old we are.
Maria Konnikova, author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, on the power of concentration and what we can learn from Sherlock Holmes.