Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul Author Stuart Brown
ISBN-10 1862548862
ISBN-13 9781583333785
Year 2010-04-06
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Avery
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Read Stuart Brown s posts on the Penguin Blog From a leading expert a groundbreaking book on the science of play and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives We ve all seen the happiness on the face of a child while playing in the school yard 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 behavior 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 20 000 copies in print 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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Play Author Stuart Brown M.D.
ISBN-10 9781101016237
Release 2009-03-05
Pages 240


Play Author Stuart Brown
ISBN-10 9781921753237
Release 2010-06-28
Pages 240


Play Author Stuart L. Brown
ISBN-10 1583333339
Release 2009
Pages 229