Monday, December 17, 2012

Holmes, the master of mindfulness

"More often than not, when a new case is presented, Holmes does nothing more than sit back in his leather chair, close his eyes and put together his long-fingered hands in an attitude that begs silence. He may be the most inactive active detective out there. His approach to thought captures the very thing that cognitive psychologists mean when they say mindfulness."


(from a nice opinion piece in the New York Times, via Farnham Street Blog)

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