Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Attention sparks curiosity

And curiosity leads to further discoveries about the nature of reality which may produce an impact in our lives. Consider grapes.

In a recent article on the NYT, James Gorman synthesis the research of plasmas generated by grapes in a microwave. An fun fact shared by many people online.

This online sharing led to innovative research on the propagation and concentration of microwaves inside a grape in a way never seen before.

But if scientists weren’t paying attention, they might never see the connection. Attention is one of Curiosity’s main driver.

Cultivate attention by thinking about things you see and let your curious mindset explore the possibilities opened by what you can learn.

About Miguel Panao

I am a Professor at the University of Coimbra in Mechanical Engineering. I am also author of books in the fields of environmental ethics and Science and Religion. From the several research projects, this site is personal and dedicated to the search for the best approaches, tools, techniques to improve scientific productivity.

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