Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

We are a learning mind

We are rational, creative, but what distinguishes our species in this planet is our ability to learn and share this knowledge throughout generations. This is only possible because we communicate. And communication is not only about speaking, but especially, about listening. An attentive listening.

The result of this communication through an attentive listening leads to learning. Our mind learns when we pay attention. And our evolution only came through learning, as I read lately in an article from Scientific American. This is why I wonder if we are aware of being learning minds.

Being a learning mind means paying attention, always curious, strive for resilience, welcome failure with humility and find courage in vulnerability. Our species will continue to evolve if we learn until that dying breath. The implications of this awareness can be profound, but reduced to nothing unless we live them every hour of every day.

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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