Paulina Cygal

Paulina Cygal

I am interested in psychology and neuroscience.
Fascinated by the mind and brain.
Love me-time, ambient & chillout music, cooking and more...



  • Hello everyone! I'm looking forward to this course :)

  • Thank you very much for an interesting course.

  • Yes, I think it has changed how I hear BR, I listen to it more 'consciously' now.

  • The "...what have you done..." part gave me some chills, but I don't know if it was the music or the chill in my room :)
    Maybe the anticipation of the chills can actually stop them.

  • The video is actually quite funny.
    I think the anticipation of "the drop" is filled with a mixture of emotions, at first it's a kind of positive, exciting anticipation, we feel, we know that IT is going to happen, so we wait, but the longer we wait, the more irritated we get, so we want to get rid of that 'uncomfortable' emotion, everything inside us starts...

  • Totally agree. It was like telling a poignant story in a light, giggly tone.
    Didn't like it.

  • I love the '...mama...' part, I love the sounds, the melody. It just resonates with me in a sense. The ' you think...' part makes me feel totally different, I get a bit nervous, anxious....
    BR is so diverse when it comes to musical styles, maybe that's why I can't just say if I like it or not, because my emotions are so different when I listen to it....

  • Thank you so much for week 1 :)
    The most intriguing information to me is that our brain constantly compares and analyzes what is new and old. I have just started reading the book "Deviate" by Beau Lotto. It is about the brain and perception. Lotto is a neuroscientist who claims that our brain hates uncertainty and tries to make the uncertain certain. I wonder...

  • I had a basic understanding of what music psychology was. Now my perspective is much deeper.

  • Wow, that's really interesting! I have never thought about my reactions to music from that perspective.

  • The claim that we only use 10% of our brain is a myth. It's an oversimplification and a misinterpretation of scientific data. The whole issue is much more complicated.

  • Moments and videos like this bring a dreamy smile to my face.
    There is definitely something beautiful about it.

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    So helpful! Thank you!

  • My first association with music psychology was that it tries to explain how music affects our mind, our emotions, and our overall well-being. I am very curious about what exactly goes on in our mind, what is triggered when we listen to music.

  • I can't say BR is my favorite song, but I certainly think it's brilliant in a way.
    It's something of a musical masterpiece. It's so dramatic, poignant, and even gives you chills at some points. There are different musical styles in it, which makes it even more intriguing.
    It's not just an ordinary song, but rather a story full of mystery and ambiguity....

  • Hi there!
    I've chosen this course because I love music and I become very emotional when I listen to certain songs. I hope this course will help me understand how this happens. I am very curios about the relationship between music, mind and brain.

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    I've chosen this course because we encounter problems everywhere, both in our personal and professional lives, so knowing how to confront and solve them is absolutely essential.

  • Thank you so much!

  • My hybrid idea is cup carriages, i.e., the roller coaster carriages are shaped like cups - adrenaline rush in a cup :)

  • Great video!
    Learning with FutureLearn :) can definitely expand our space of possibilities. That's why I'm here, to learn, to explore different topics, to find answers to endless questions.

  • Creativity is coming up with unusual ideas and using them effectively in new and unexpected ways.

  • Hello from Poland!
    The topic of this course caught my attention immediately, that's why I'm here.
    I'm very interested in how our brain functions, how the creative process works and how we can boost our creativity. It can help us in many areas of our lives. I look forward to learning more about it.

  • Great! I’m ready :)

  • Thank you so much! It was a great pleasure to participate in the course.
    Hope to see you soon :)

  • I would like to see Jenny and Jimmy together again.

  • First of all Daniel will lose Jenny. That will be a severe loss and punishment.

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    I think it's easier to learn English when you read, watch or listen to something you're really interested in or even passionate about. I like psychology, so I often listen to different materials on topics that interest me. I like watching movies, often about psychology, and this way I gain a lot of knowledge and learn the language. It is fantastic!

  • That's great! I'm waiting for other FUNtastic stories :)

  • Maybe the fact that Jenny was in contact with the mystery woman.
    I can't wait to find out :)

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    My opinion has not changed. The issue is much more complicated. It is not just a black or white situation.

  • It's not that simple. It's not just about Daniel, because he's involved with Jenny, and she's the one in danger.

  • Jimmy should definitely talk to Daniel. The final conversation.

  • I get the impression that Daniel is not sincere in his words and actions. He has his motives, he plays his games, and he seems to treat people as tools to achieve his goals. He is not so obvious and consistent in his actions, maybe that is why he is the most complex character for me. My sympathy, however, remains with Jimmy.

  • It was a few days ago. I offered to help my friend choose her first glasses. She was happy and accepted the offer.

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    I wish I had met you earlier.

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    I think she's just a good person, a good neighbor who cares about people, and maybe... has some feelings for Jimmy, who knows... :)

  • Jimmy's decisions seem to be ok.

  • At the beginning of the episode 3, a flashback scene showed Jimmy and Jenny talking. Jimmy promised her that he would come back home safely.

    Then, in the present time, Jimmy meets his friend EJ and asks her for help with the investigation.
    At the same time, Daniel shows up at Jimmy’s apartment. Susie, Jimmy’s neighbour, lets him in. Later, Jimmy returns...

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    "I'm seeing a lot of red flags" = I'm seeing some warning signs (of any impending danger, problems etc.)

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    My first impression of EJ is that she is friendly, helpful and smart.

  • The most interesting (mysterious) relationship is that between Daniel and Jimmy.

  • She tried to stay under the radar.

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    Do you like purchasing online?

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    It's not as obvious as you might think.

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    Why do you always drag up the past?

  • Jimmy seems to be haunted by the past. There's something dark about him. He is so sad, so depressed, but I'm intrigued by him. Daniel's life seems to be more under control. His space has brighter colors, not as bleak as Jimmy's. He may have some problems or unresolved issues from his past, but he somehow manages to deal with them. I think I trust Jimmy but...

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    They served in the army together.

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    A doctor told me that stretching is important before and after physical activity.

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    Do you talk on speakerphone in public?

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    What a sensible solution!

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    A consistent bedtime routine is vital.

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    I shouldn't ignore my gut feelings.

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    I asked him a question and he replied with a gentle smile :)

  • Hi, I am Paulina from Poland. I think that learning English through TV drama series is a great idea because we learn a real language in real life situations. We watch series, have fun and learn at the same time :)

  • It was an interesting experience but the conversation itself was a bit frustrating. When I started asking Eliza some personal questions in an attempt to have a real, deep conversation, the conversation just broke down.

  • The same happened to me - about the negativity :)

  • Thank you @AngelaHarwood :) Oh yes, definitely! :)

  • Hello! I'm Paulina and I'm so happy to be here. I did the course one year ago and I feel that now is the time to do it again. It's one of the best courses I've ever done. "We are our minds", so it's good to know a lot about ourselves. Studying the mind is a lifelong journey, the best journey ever! :)

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    Is it just a matter of luck?

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    Are you kidding me?

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    Do we need to know what will happen tomorrow?

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    So what actually happened to Sophie?

  • The ending scene

  • Maybe Sophie is a mermaid :)

  • A E I G B C D H F

  • I don't but I used to write in a diary when I was a teenager. Some positive reasons? We can come back to the written memories whenever we want and we can relive and remember what happened. We can even feel all the feelings and emotions again. It's a great opportunity to 'meet' our younger selves and see the way we perceived life. That could be a very...

  • I would definitely feel puzzled.

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    I'm scared of swimming in swimming holes.

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    Nobody is perfect ;)

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    I'm nearly ready for Episode 1 :)

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    Meditation can sometimes be your ‘medication’.

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    I like hiking with my best friend.

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    For now, we focus mainly on words and phrases.

  • Hi! I’m Paulina from Poland. Learning English through TV drama series is an excellent idea, enjoyable and effective at the same time, that’s why I’m here :)

  • Same here ;)