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Maria Konnikova

Writer, The New Yorker. Author, Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes.

Believes we need to pursue boredom.

Thinks touch is the most powerful of our senses and is central in all aspects of our lives.

“Attention is a limited resource.”

Believes envy can serve an important personal and social function – to spur competition and improvement.

Thinks there’s no such thing as multitasking – what you’re actually doing is switching tasks at a rapid pace and it’s impeding your brain’s ability to function.

“Our education might stop, if we so choose. Our brain’s never does. The brain will keep reacting to how we decide to use it.”

Believes you can learn to think like Sherlock Holmes by becoming an expert at observing and person perception.

Thinks in order to be creative and imaginative, you have to give your brain a chance to rest and disengage your mind.

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