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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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neuroscience
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9 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

Magazine / society
Are You Sleepwalking Now?
Are You Sleepwalking Now?
Magazine / society

Given how little control we have of our wandering minds, how can we cultivate real mental autonomy?

Thomas Metzinger

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

Magazine / science
Are We Morally Obligated to Meditate?
Are We Morally Obligated to Meditate?
Magazine / science

A growing body of neuroscience research shows that meditation can make us better to each other.

Sigal Samuel

Magazine / culture
Neurons Take Over
Neurons Take Over
Magazine / culture

As humans, we all experience emotions between ourselves. Yet how is it that some inanimate objects – buildings and other feats of architectural design – can also influence our mood?

Łukasz Stępnik

Magazine / science
Take Your Brain for a Walk
Take Your Brain for a Walk
Magazine / science

The human brain is a remarkable feat of natural engineering, capable of controlling our actions and emotions; responsible for our wildest creations. All of which also means that we should do our best to take proper care of it.

Magdalena Salik

Magazine / society
Slowly, Through the Nose
Slowly, Through the Nose
Magazine / society

The neuroscientist Andrea Zaccaro has demonstrated that slow breathing can have a calming and restorative effect on the nervous system.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Magazine / science
Are We There Yet?
Are We There Yet?
Magazine / science

Our perception of time can be affected many factors, including age, culture, and even what event we are waiting for. A writer investigates why exactly this happens.

Agnieszka Fiedorowicz

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