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Play From a leading expert a groundbreaking book on the science of play and its essential role in fueling our intelligence and happiness throughout our lives Weve all seen the happiness in the face of a

  • Title: Play
  • Author: Stuart M. Brown Jr. M D Stuart Brown
  • ISBN: 9781101016190
  • Page: 254
  • Format: ebook
  • From a leading expert, a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our intelligence and happiness throughout our lives Weve all seen the happiness in the face of a child while playing in the school yard Or the blissful abandon of a golden retriever racing with glee across a lawn This is the joy of play By definition, play is purposelFrom a leading expert, a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our intelligence and happiness throughout our lives Weve all seen the happiness in the face of a child while playing in the school yard Or the blissful abandon of a golden retriever racing with glee across a lawn This is the joy of play By definition, play is purposeless and all consuming And, most important, its fun As we become adults, taking time to play feels like a guilty pleasurea distraction from real work and life 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 In fact, our ability to play throughout life is the single most important factor in determining our success and happiness Dr Brown has spent his career studying animal behavior and conducting than six thousand play histories of humans from all walks of lifefrom 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 Play is hardwired into our brainsit is the mechanism by which we become resilient, smart, and adaptable people Beyond plays role in our personal fulfillment, its benefits have profound implications for child development and the way we parent, education and social policy, business innovation, productivity, and even the future of our society From new research suggesting the direct role of three dimensional object play in shaping our brains to animal studies showing the startling effects of the lack of play, Brown provides a sweeping look at the latestbreakthroughs in our understanding of the importance of this behavior 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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    1. From the last paragraph of he book: "Play is how we are made, how we develop and adjust to change. You can foster innovation and lead to multi billion-dollar fortunes. But in the end the most significant aspect of play is that it allows us to express our joy and connect most deeply with the best in ourselves, and in others. If your life has become barren, play brings it to life again. "I felt this was a very worthwhile read for parents, teachers, and any old fuddy duddy like me.

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