Regular “awesome” experiences may also improve our mental health and make us nicer people, claim psychologists.
The findings raise the prospect of “awe therapy” to overcome the stressful effects of fast-paced modern life.
Awe is the emotion felt when encountering something so vast and overwhelming it alters one’s mental perspective.
Examples might include experiencing a breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon, taking in the ethereal beauty of the Northern Lights, or becoming lost in a dazzling display of stars on a clear, dark night.
The new research found that by fixing the mind to the present moment, awe seems to slow down perceived time.
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