Why Do We Play, and What’s It Good For?
I really enjoyed this video featuring the work of Jaak Panksepp, who studies the brain science of playing. Why do we like to play? What part of the brain is involved? Why is play important for our development, and even necessary for survival?
This video digs in to the brain on play – with surprising and interesting conclusions.
You can also read the accompanying story on NPR, if you want to learn more.