A Sense Of Wonder May Be Good For Your Health

02/11/2015 08:19 am ET | Updated Feb 11, 2015
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Awe is probably not an emotion many of us experience on a regular basis; a childlike sense of wonder is hard to achieve when you're busy avoiding giant slush puddles on your way to work. But perhaps we should seek out the feeling more often, as psychologists keep finding new ways that it benefits us. Research has indicated that awe seems to encourage collaboration, for one; it also appears to slow down our perception of the passage of time. And the latest study, published recently in the journal Emotion, suggests that feeling awe may promote good health.

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