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Awe Could Be Good For You

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A 2015 study in the journal "Emotion" proved a correlation between having lower amounts of inflammation markers in your body and experiencing more positive emotions. The study also looked at specific emotions, and found that awe had the strongest correlation with fewer inflammation markers. These inflammation markers have an association with various diseases, leading the team to conclude that people who regularly feel awe tend to be healthier.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Research indicates that learning new words activates the same brain region that's activated by performing a pleasurable activity. 00:29

  2. Humans tend to learn best when they're in a state of "relaxed awareness." 01:54

  3. Curiosity seems to be both contagious and a bit addictive in humans. 02:59

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