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Amazed, astonished, astounded, these are just a few synonyms to awestruck. The short of it, being awestruck is awesome, and now data suggests that it’s a really good thing too.

The sensation doesn’t come every day, nor as frequently as many of us would like it to, but becoming awestruck is truly something special. For some, traveling and seeing new landscapes and cultures does the trick, expanding your perspective of the world and humanity. For others, something else can induce the feeling of being awestruck. Regardless of the cause, this video will make you think a bit differently about what’s actually going on — from a biological standpoint — when you get that feeling.

The Biological Advantage of Being Awestruck

Now, here’s to being awestruck more often!!!