Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Full focus

Marie Curie was known for her ability to concentrate for long periods. Can we match it in our digital world? Maybe not and the reason is a myth.


“Devoting full attention to a single activity takes effort.” (Naomi Baron, Words Onscreen)

No wonder that we prefer to multitask because it demands less effort and give us the feeling of being productive. But it’s a misunderstanding.

Whether we recognize it or not, distractions are a powerful source of dopamine, allowing our body to experience realization.

Only by stimulating greater awareness of the implications of our choices can we expect to improve our experience and understanding of being fully focused.

Only through the practice of noofulness can we achieve it. Thus, what form assumes a nooful practice? I’m currently trying to figure that out.

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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