Those who play...

Nothing lights up the brain like play.

Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humour.  Stuart Brown, MD

importance of play

By definition, play is purposeless, all-consuming, and fun. But as Dr. Stuart Brown, play specialist & psychiatrist,  illustrates, play is
anything but trivial. It is a biological drive as integral to our health as sleep or nutrition. We are designed by nature to flourish through play. 

early play
When an infant makes eye contact with her mother, each experiences a spontaneous surge of emotion (joy). The baby responds with a radiant smile, the mother with her own smile and rhythmic vocalizations (baby talk). This is the grounding base of the state-of-play. The National Institute for Play. Stuart Brown says that every bit of more complex play builds on this base for us humans. 

Ted Talk by Stuart Brown, MD

Want more information?:
You can purchase Stuart Brown's Book Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul a book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our intelligence and happiness throughout our lives.


Joanie P. said...

Thanks for this - I had always seen these Stuart Brown quotes about play but never knew who he was.

Lesley Sharpe said...

That's great Joanie, thanks for letting me know. It's an interesting video, don't you think?

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