The Neuroscience of Play: What Play Does for You and Your Brain, and What Happens to You if You Don't Play

Just like sleep and dreams, play has major biological functions and provides benefits for us all. Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play, tells us what nature wants us to know about play by tracing its evolution-from its beginnings in a quirky and creative universe to the contributions of play to full and successful lives.

Speakers: Stuart Brown
Festival: 2010

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