Sherlock Holmes

September 4, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You know what makes Sherlock Holmes so genius? He knows what to pay attention to and what not to pay attenion to. Explanation:

There’s a murder and a guy lies dead on the ground. His dog is there, crying. Most people would pay attention to the dead guy and the crying dog. What Sherlock Holmes would pay attention to is the fact that the dog was silent right BEFORE the murder took place. Ie: the dog didn’t bark at an intruder, he just started crying. It implies that either a) the guy committed suicide and there was no intruder, or b) the guy was killed by someone close to him, someome the dog wouldn’t have considered an intruder (a family member or a close friend).

Most people don’t pay attention to what people DON’T do, it’s a cognitive bias people have.

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