Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Are you in control?

As I read an article in the New York Times about how the screen of our smartphones is addictive and consumes our attention. And journalist Nellie Bowles tried to switch her iPhone screen to grayscale.

Apparently, this lowers your “enthusiasm” for using your phone browsing the internet, social media interaction, and all the apps where color makes the experience.

Since I left Social Media, what captures my attention is reading, using email, writing (like I’m doing for this post), but I wondered if I’m in control or not. Does such a simple change allow me to assess what kind of interaction I have with my smartphone?

I decided to try. Would you?

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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