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  1. The answer is very simple. First of all, you need to ask yourself the question: “Do we need it?” And if necessary, then it is quite possible. Sherlock's mind is a perfect, but narrowly honed tool. If you recall the lists of things that the main character had to give up, and this is stated in the first stories of Conan Doyle, it is clear that this is a person who invested everything in the development of this tool and in using it for the benefit of humanity. But even that doesn't guarantee that Sherlock would have excelled in other pursuits, such as stock trading, medicine, or the arts.�

    The mind of Sherlock Holmes is rigged to investigate crimes, and its owner impresses the interlocutor in conversation with knowledge of what he did in the previous day. It is quite possible to develop yourself, your mental abilities in general and the ability to perform logical operations of a certain kind, in particular deductive and inductive, as well as the ability to infer based on a certain number of key features, provided that you are sufficiently observant to detect and highlight the most significant ones. It is proved that intelligence itself is caused by heredity by about 60%. But a person who has less potential and puts in more effort can easily bypass a person who puts in less effort with more potential. That is, everything here depends on perseverance, hard work, the correctness of attempts and the willingness to give up everything superfluous. If you persist in putting your whole life into becoming a great detective like Sherlock Holmes, then it is quite possible that in 20 years you will succeed if you persist in training observation, memory and logic, giving up everything else. The same Holmes, according to the canon, did not read books that were not useful for investigating crimes.�

    There are a huge number of exercises for training the mind, there are also game computer simulators, and recently we published a nice book on memory development using special services techniques. There is a lot to do not only with memory, but also with extracting the necessary information and developing observation skills. No one has canceled for centuries the existing logical problems that are usually solved with children and which adults refuse to solve at their leisure in vain. At the same time, the mind must work in tandem with the senses. In solving complex mental problems, for example, in chess, emotions help – not violent emotional outbursts, but subtle emotions that guide the search, that intellectual feeling that tells you that the solution is close. Sherlock Holmes is the quintessence of a certain mindset, which can be conditionally called analytical. I do not know if there are exactly such people in life, I have not met such people, but this does not mean that they do not exist.

  2. Answering this question, you need to understand that Sherlock is a fictional character, and many actions, scenes, and so on are just a stormy fantasy of Arthur Conan Doyle shown by modern film directors (if we are talking about a TV series/movie).

    Sherlock used, as I believe many investigators do, the deductive method. You need to understand many causal relationships, and then you will feel like Sherlock. But these are not all ways of “presenting the picture”�

    If you really want to, and have the time and desire – the profession of an investigator.

  3. No, because Sherlock is typical�Marty Sue. That is, a deliberately perfect character, consisting of only innumerable advantages. Cardboard and unreal. As a rule, it is the alter ego of the author.

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