Video: Five Questions with IF13 speaker, Maria Konnikova

If careful observation is simultaneously a conversation, can one become a great "observationalist?"

What's happening in the brain during meditation?

In the latest in our occasional "Five Questions" interview series, we recently spoke with IdeaFestival 2013 speaker Maria Konnikova, author of "Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes," who answers those questions and more in the video embedded here.


Magician Alex Stone, who Maria mentions during the interview, is among the many other fascinating people who will speak at IF13.

Festival Passes are now on sale, but don't wait too long to make that purchase! We're anticipating another sellout this year.