Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Press Play
About Stuart Brown's Talk
Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, and fantasy are more than just fun. He came to this conclusion after conducting some somber research about the stark childhoods of murderers.
About Stuart Brown
Dr. Stuart Brown is the founder of the National Institute for Play in California. Brown came to study play after studying something much more somber: the lives of murderers. He found a common thread in their life stories: lack of play in childhood. Since then, he's interviewed thousands of people to catalog their relationships with play, noting a strong correlation playful activity and success. His book Play describes the impact that play can have on one's life.
More From This Episode:
- Related TED Talk: Gabe Zichermann On "How Games Make Kids Smarter"
- Related TED Talk: Sir Ken Robinson On "How Schools Kill Creativity"
- Gever Tulley On "5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kid Do"
- Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too
- Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain
- Q&A: Blocks, Play, Screen Time And The Infant Mind
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