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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read - every single page., 6 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Hardcover)
This book is a fine piece of literature, although it feels more like a research paper. I liked that it introduced me to a few new concepts and it deals with them in good detail. For example, the idea of practicing something continuously until it turns into a habit and you can no longer make a mistake. Or the concept of the brain attic and how we need to make sure we are storing exactly what we need. It's a good point that if we can't find the information we need quickly, we might as well don't have it at all. It's really interesting researching into the Florida effect and finding out that there are so many of these effects that influence us on a deep psychological level. Where I live I have always felt under the influence of weather and daylight and the Florida effect deals exactly with that. So now when I feel extra lazy or extra hardworking I sort of know what it is based on. And I can choose not to give in to the laziness, which is great. I was really intrigued by the idea that just by mere observing we can see more than on average and I tried to do that - tell what somebody does by the way he dresses and acts and got it right three times. It's quite a fun game too. But also shows you that we are far too judgmental and think we know more than we do. One of the best concepts for me was how our brain learns to see reward. I think it's fascinating to be able to train your brain to feel motivated and rewarded by imagining the end goal. So the little steps towards the goal may feel slightly devoid of reward and therefore resulting in very low dopamine levels, but the brain can see past that. Also it's important to understand that the path of least resistance is in fact the wrong path and that by choosing between doing something and doing nothing, choosing nothing still leads to something, it has a stronger effect on our environment and on ourselves than we think.
Overall, I loved the book. It is easy to read, though it does make you think and triggers you to research so many more ideas.
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