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Playing makes you smarter

Listen to Stuart Brown, an expert on play, speaking at TED. His research says that play is not just joyful and energising, it’s also deeply involved in developing humans and intelligence.

Continuing to play as adults makes us smarter and more innovative, he says.

Stuart is the author of Play: how it shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the soul. He tells a story linking playing with car engines, pulling things apart and putting them back together as a prerequisite for innovative engineers.

How are you playing right now?

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