Wednesday 23 October 2019

Your Brain During the Experience of Awe

recent study published in the journal Human Brain Mapping by examined what the brain is doing when people have an awe experience, which has revealed “Awe” is capable of moving us out of our self-conscious mind.

According to an article in the “Greater Good Magazine “... awe may help stop us from ruminating on our problems and daily stressors. Instead, awe seems to pull us out of ourselves and make us feel immersed in our surroundings and the larger world (which may help explain its tendency to inspire generosity and a sense of connection with others).”

Through MRI studies, we can see that the default mode network... or how our brain behaves in everyday activities, is shut off, just as it is when people meditate, take psychedelics, or are in a state of flow.