Play by Stuart Brown audiobook

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

By Stuart Brown, MD , with Christopher Vaughan
Read by Michael Hinton

Tantor Audio 9781583333334

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665264815

  • ISBN: 9781665264808

  • ISBN: 9781665264822

Runtime: 7.04 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Sprinkled with anecdotes demonstrating the play habits of subjects as diverse as polar bears and corporate CEOs, Brown and co-writer Vaughan present a compelling case for promoting play at every age. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Stuart Brown MD

Author Bio: Stuart Brown MD

Stuart Brown, MD, is trained in general and internal medicine, psychiatry, and clinical research. He first discovered the importance of play by discerning its absence in a carefully studied group. He later became founding Clinical Director and Chief of Psychiatry at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and an Associate Professor at UCSD in San Diego, California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 7.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English