Thinking Skills

Image Streaming — Think Faster, More Visually, and More Fluidly

Image Streaming is a technique you can use to improve your visual thinking and verbal fluency. Whether you want flashes of insights or simply to build your working vocabulary, you can practice Image Streaming on your own.

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The More Distinctions You Make, The Smarter You Get

How to get smarter? Make more distinctions. The more distinctions you make, the smarter you get. You can get smarter.

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Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Book Review)

In Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova teaches you how to apply the thinking methods and techniques of Sherlock Holmes to your everyday life. In a nutshell, Maria Konnikova puts twenty-first century neuroscience and psychology on your side. With some self-awareness and a little practice, you can sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance your creative powers. By walking through the science of memory, creativity, and reasoning, and using Sherlock Holmes to bring the ideas to life, Maria Konnikova helps you master your own mind.

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How Do Great Scientists, Creative Thinkers, and Problem Solvers Solve Hard Problems?

In The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird explain how smart people solve hard problems.

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Challenge and Change Protect Your Brain

In the book, Maximum Brainpower: Challenging the Brain for Health and Wisdom, Shlomo Breznits and Collins Hemingway reveal how complex work can help protect your brain from dementia and Alzheimer’s.

By November 29, 2012 4 Comments Read More →