I have made this subreddit recently and this is the mission statement. This is our current discussion for setting up our first experiment [numbers to be tracked by a google doc]. Since there are likely to be many here would have some experience or capability in this matter, I would like to ask if someone can help us design and maintain this experiment and the spreadsheets. For the future, we could carry these on by ourselves if you don't want to, but the initial setup is quite a challenge and its just us two 19 year olds running the show. You are welcome to join or participate, but any feedback at all is appreciated. Ps. Yes, we know this effort may be a waste of time and are willing to accept it as an outcome. TL;DR: Sherlock Holmes has well know powers of observation, reasoning and deduction. Our goal is see if there exist techniques [from forensics, mentalism, etc] which can help someone push their own skills as close to Sherlock's as possible. The first experiment is under discussion but the basic idea is we choose a set of triggers [eg. people cross their arms with their dominant hand tucked in] for deduction and run it among ourselves for [x amount of time] on as wide a sample [other people in their daily lives] as possible. At the end, we collect that data and figure out how reliable that deduction is. This way, a database of what to look for and what it means can be compiled, with is one of the ways we are testing to try and achieve Holmesian skills.