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Finding Awe in Every Moment with Lani Shiota

Long ignored by science, awe is a powerful emotion that proves to have benefits for the mind, body and spirit.



Lani Shiota completed her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology at University of California, Berkeley, in 2003, and then received post-doctoral training in the Berkeley Psychophysiology Lab. She established the Shiota Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Testing (a.k.a. SPLAT Lab), which studies human emotions, relationships, and awe. Awe has been defined as the positive emotion one may experience when confronting a vast stimulus that is not accounted for by one’s current understanding, and/or challenges one’s day-to-day scope of experience.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • How to tap into awe
  • Why experiencing awe is so important
  • The research being conducted on the benefits of awe

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