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Michelle Lani Shiota

Michelle Lani Shiota

 

Michelle “Lani” Shiota completed her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology at University of California, Berkeley, in 2003, and then received post-doctoral training in the Berkeley Psychophysiology Lab. She joined the social psychology faculty at ASU in 2006, establishing the Shiota Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Testing (a.k.a. SPLAT Lab), which studies human emotions, relationships, and awe.

 
 
  

Stories by Michelle Lani Shiota

Lani Shiota argues that awe is a fundamental part of being human—making our bodies and minds more receptive to new information, new experiences, and life’s deeper meaning.

Videos and Podcasts: How Awe Transforms the Body and Mind

By Michelle Lani Shiota | August 18, 2016

Lani Shiota argues that awe is a fundamental part of being human—making our bodies and minds more receptive to new information, new experiences, and life’s deeper meaning.

 

Articles: How Awe Sharpens Our Brains

By Michelle Lani Shiota | May 11, 2016

According to emerging research, we're better thinkers when we're feeling awe.

 

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