How we experience awe -- and why it matters | Beau Lotto and Cirque du Soleil

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Attentional is a term that is used to describe the way that people are focusing on something. When people are attentional, they are focused on the thing that they are looking at.

  • The attentional blink is a phenomenon that occurs when people are attentional.

When something is downregulated, it is decreased or reduced in some way. The number of crimes is downregulated when the police department decides to reduce the number of arrests that they make.

  • The drug is downregulated because it is less dangerous.
  • The company is downregulated because the stock price is going down.

Ideation is the process of coming up with new ideas. It can be difficult to come up with new ideas, but it's important because it's the start of a new project.

  • The team was struggling to come up with new ideas, which was slowing down the process.
  • The team was able to come up with new ideas after they had ideation meetings.

To upregulate is to increase the level of activity or activity in a particular area. When the government upregulates the economy, they are trying to increase the level of jobs and businesses.

  • The company is upregulating its production line to meet growing demand.
  • The city is upregulating the area around the school to make it safer.

Prosocial is a word that describes activities or attitudes that are intended to help other people.

  • He is a very prosocial person, always trying to help others.
  • She is a very prosocial person, always trying to do what she can to help others.

Toleration is the ability to accept something, even though you don't like it. Sometimes people tolerate things because they think it's better than fighting.

  • The politician tolerated the protesters because he thought it was better than violence.
  • The toleration of the different smells in the kitchen is necessary for the kitchen to be functioning.

To rescale something is to make it smaller or bigger. If you rescale a picture, you make it smaller so that you can see it better.

  • The picture was rescaled so that it was easier to see.
  • The computer has a rescale button, which you can use to make the text smaller.