“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”, George Bernard Shaw
Lately I have been reading about play and how important it is to adult life, and not just for children. Dr. Stuart Brown, a leading expert on play and the brain says that humour, games,roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy make us happy, smart adults and even make us smarter at any age. He points out that play fires up the cerebellum and a life without it leads to depression. Not only does play have a biological place in our bodies as shown by an fMRI, but it enhances intelligence. Dr. Brown is a pioneer in play research and is somewhat unique in this field of play and the adult.