Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.


Boredom is a sign of our perception of time. We can either use it or dismiss it.

When we dismiss boredom, we begin craving for something which grabs our attention and stops our mind from having contact with our thoughts.

When we use it, we develop our ability to think with the time that is given to us, free from any obligations at the moment.

The German word for boredom is langeweile which means a long pause. With the rush of every day and the major feeling of a lack of time, why don’t we cherish the long pauses of boredom? Because we haven’t tried.

In a world filled with weapons of mass distraction, boredom might be one of those antidotes helping the brain to keep thinking, which is a gift we run the risk of using less often than we should.

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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