PLAY : How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, Paperback Book

PLAY : How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul Paperback


We've all seen the happiness in the face of a child while playing in the school playground. Or the blissful abandon of a golden retriever racing across a lawn.

This is the joy of play. By definition, play is purposeless, all-consuming and fun.

But as Dr. Stuart Brown 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. Dr. Brown has spent his career studying animal behaviour and conducting more than six thousand "play histories" of humans from all walks of life - from serial murderers to Nobel Prize winners.

Backed by the latest research, PLAY explains why play is essential to our social skills, adaptability, intelligence, creativity, ability to problem solve and more.

Particularly in tough times, we need to play more than ever, as it's the very means by which we prepare for the unexpected, search out new solutions and remain optimistic.

A fascinating blend of cutting-edge neuroscience, biology, psychology, social science and inspiring human stories of the transformative power of play, this book proves why play just might be the most important work we can ever do.




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