Defining awe

Awe is a very unique emotion. It was very surprising to read that Cirque Du Soleil, master of generating awe-inspiring entertainment, is working with a neuroscientist to try to measure the emotion of awe to design better shows.


This is your brain on Cirque du Soleil

The power of our brain and how it connects the dots for us is truly fascinating. TED Talk by neuroscientist David Eagleman demonstrates just that and how our brain assigns meaning (whatever the source is).

Both also reminded me of this TED Talk by Jill Shargaa: Please, please, people. Let’s put the ‘awe’ back in ‘awesome’