Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Learning with Solitude

While reading Sherry Turkle’s book “Reclaiming Conversation,” there is a part on solitude. In the beginning, it points to the comments of comedian Louis CK on why he doesn’t let his kids have cell phones. More than what it does to their attention span, we should worry about what it does to their brains and […]

Aliens and Alienated

I felt alien because everyone is paying attention to their phone and I noticed. People around me were alienated most of the time.

Learn Awareness

Awareness is what best protects you against having your behavior being hacked.

Deep Values

The time and attention we spend with our devices are at the core of our digital lives. When we eat too much we get fat and sick. Thus, if we eat too much connectivity, we get distracted and numb. What can we learn with this?

Were we prepared for the digital revolution?

One of the most important lessons I learned while doing my Ph.D. was to take good care of preparing anything from an experiment to a presentation. When technologies emerged like the iPhone and iPad, I was fascinated and embraced the workflow they provided. But was I prepared for what came next?

Minutes of your life

This past Sunday I deactivated my Facebook and Twitter accounts, the only social media platforms I interacted with. Why?

Digital declutter demands a resilient mind

How many apps do you have on your smartphone that you don’t use? How many of those apps continuously ask for your attention? Even if these apps don’t affect your attention, why do you have them at all?

Digital Health

If you eat too much and mostly fast-food, the risk of becoming unhealthy is high. Apparently, the same happens with your digital health. Digital Sobriety The Goldilocks hypothesis comes from the fairy tale “The three bears” where there is a little girl which tastes three different bowls of porridge and chooses the one which is […]