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"Press Play" was a recent TED Radio hour....

In the episode, TED speakers describe how all forms of amusement — from tossing a ball to video games — can make us smarter, saner and more collaborative. 

WaHoO~ so true!  As we "adult",  it's imperative to weave play into our day... little playful pick-me-ups to get from A to B to C can go a long way.    

Advance of the Science of Play

"A huge amount of existing scientific research — from neurophysiology, developmental and cognitive psychology, to animal play behavior, and evolutionary and molecular biology – contains rich data on play. The existing research describes patterns and states of play and explains how play shapes our brains, creates our competencies, and ballasts our emotions."

National Institute for Play