Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Crave and fear the new

Our brain craves the new when it triggers dopamine, but, as Anthony de Mello insight says, “We hate the new. We hate it! And the sooner we face up to that fact, the better. We don’t want new things, particularly when they’re disturbing, particularly when they involve change.” The new we crave doesn’t change us. […]

Realm of possibility

How is your mind? Closed or open?

How to grasp the strength of being an open-minded researcher

What does it mean for a researcher to be open-minded? Doing research is not knowing what the outcome will be, but work only on some intuition. The result of every scientific investigation may challenge our perception of reality, and we limit the creative process unless we cultivate an open mind. At the beginning of my […]