Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

The key element of a learning mind

Remember Einstein. His genius didn’t come from knowing a lot, but imagining simple things and have a curious and resilient mindset to pursue revolutionary ideas.

The key element is imagination.

How can we stimulate our imagination?

“The human mind is an incredible thing. It can conceive of the magnificence of the heavens and the intricacies of the basic components of matter. Yet for each mind to achieve its full potential, it needs a spark. The spark of enquiry and wonder.” (Stephen Hawking)

We so keen on usefulness, entertainment, swipe and tapping that we risk losing track of a genuine fascination of the real world around us for a virtual world. We need to find the right balance between both. How?

“Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up. Unleash your imagination. Shape the future.” (Stephen Hawking)

And keep learning every day, all the way. And one day, you’ll say – ”Hum, that’s intriguing…”

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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