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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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27 results
27 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / science
Partial Recall
Partial Recall
Reading / science

An expert in neuroscience talks about what memory is, whether we can train it, and if we might be able to read other people’s thoughts in the future.

Aleksandra Pezda

Reading / science
Sound of Body, Sound of Mind
Sound of Body, Sound of Mind
Reading / science

From free jazz to Bach, both music therapy and self-directed listening can have multiple health benefits for the human brain and mind.

Enis Yucekoralp

Reading / society
Longing for Emptiness
Longing for Emptiness
Reading / society

In a world of social media and internet scrolling, information is everywhere. How can we turn off and avoid overstimulating our brains?

Aleksandra Kozłowska

Magazine / society
The Smile of the Monk
The Smile of the Monk
Magazine / society

Meditation based on compassion has many short- and long-term benefits for the brain – as proved by the case of Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard.

Marcin Kozłowski

Reading / science
This Brain Balancing Act Allows Consciousness
This Brain Balancing Act Allows Consciousness
Reading / science

Two types of thinking have a time-sharing deal going on in your brain.

Robby Berman

Reading / science
How Does Hypnosis Really Impact the Brain?
How Does Hypnosis Really Impact the Brain?
Reading / science

A groundbreaking Stanford University study explains the areas of the brain that are impacted by hypnosis.

Jaimee Bell

Reading / science
‘Time Is Elastic’: Why Time Passes Faster Atop a Mountain Than At Sea Level
‘Time Is Elastic’: Why Time Passes Faster Atop a Mountain Than At Sea Level
Reading / science

The idea of 'absolute time' is an illusion. Physics and subjective experience reveal why.

Stephen Johnson

Magazine / science
Between Control and Hallucination
Between Control and Hallucination
Magazine / science

Neuroscientist Anil Seth talks about hallucinogenics, artificial intelligence, and how our perception of the world might not be consistent with reality.

Maria Hawranek

Reading / science
Why It’s So Hard To Stop Obsessing About Things — And What To Do About It
Why It’s So Hard To Stop Obsessing About Things — And What To Do About It
Reading / science

Try not to think about your hands. Now enjoy a few minutes of not being able to stop thinking about them.

Robby Berman

Reading / science
The Universe Works Like a Huge Human Brain, Discover Scientists
The Universe Works Like a Huge Human Brain, Discover Scientists
Reading / science

A new study found similarities between the human brain and the cosmic network of galaxies.

Paul Ratner

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