How Play Makes us Smarter, Healthier and Happier

What can we learn from a hungry polar bear that abandons his predatory intentions at the first invitation to play? Founder of the National Institute for Play and author of the book Play, Dr. Stuart Brown proposes that play is an evolved behavior important for the wellbeing and survival of animals, especially those with higher intelligence. He believes we’re designed to play through our whole lifetime and that it can make us smarter at any age. Watch this fascinating TEDTalk and share your thoughts: How often do you engage in play as an adult?

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