How does weed inspire awe?

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It is within reason that by reducing inflammation, weed also opens up users to experiencing awe. We don’t usually talk about awe as an emotion in public. Awe occurs because of an almond-shaped ball collection of cell bodies called the amygdala. But awe is an essential ingredient to the experience of being alive. After a while, when the feel of the ring becomes the unchanging norm, the amygdala stops adding the zing.

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This is by design — your brain’s design, more specifically. We don’t usually talk about awe as an emotion in public. Negative feelings such as anger, sadness and fear crowd the discourse space instead.

But awe is an essential ingredient to the experience of being alive. The emotion derives from a novel sensation or moment in one’s life. A feeling that a person can’t believe he or she is lucky enough to witness something that might be described as magical.

Awe occurs because of an almond-shaped ball collection of cell bodies called the amygdala. Previously, you may have heard of...

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