A JAW-DROPPING moment can make time appear to stand still – or at least slow down, research suggests.
Regular "awesome" experiences may also improve our mental health and make us nicer, claim experts.
The findings raise the prospect of "awe therapy" to overcome the effects of fast-paced modern life.
Awe is the emotion felt when encountering something so overwhelming it alters one's mental perspective. Examples might include seeing the Grand Canyon or the Northern Lights, or becoming lost in a dazzling display of stars.
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