About this book
An original and entertaining look at how we can use our brains to their full potential, which takes its inspiration from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes. Tying in with the 125th anniversary of the publication of the first Sherlock Holmes story, it uses plots and passages from the stories to illuminate how Holmes's active mental disposition is fundamental to his success.
What is it that separates Sherlock Holmes from his long-suffering friend and side-kick Dr John Watson? What makes Holmes such a superior detective, able to piece together clues and solve problems that seem elementary to Watson only in hindsight? This book puts 21st century neuroscience and psychology in service of understanding Holmes' methods.