The Power of Concentration

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: concentration,Information Overload,mindfulness
Source Author: Maria Konnikova
Source Date: 12/15/2012
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

MEDITATION and mindfulness: the words conjure images of yoga retreats and Buddhist monks. But perhaps they should evoke a very different picture: a man in a deerstalker, puffing away at a curved pipe, Mr. Sherlock Holmes himself. The world’s greatest fictional detective is someone who knows the value of concentration, of “throwing his brain out of action,” as Dr. Watson puts it. He is the quintessential unitasker in a multitasking world.

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