Delving into the science of joy.

Here is an absolutely fascinating video summary of research into the health benefits of unstructured play time:

I’m simply amazed by the fact that you can tickle rats and it makes them more fond of you, but more important are the many health, particularly mental health, benefits play brings. I’d love to see a Discovery Science show that goes more in-depth on this subject.

Found over at A Blog Around The Clock.

3 thoughts on “Delving into the science of joy.

  1. This video should be required viewing for all elementary school teachers.

  2. Hey Les, I really enjoyed your short film. The idea that rats respond to tickling with laughter is simply wonderful. I totally convinced myself some time ago that cats can have a sense of humor, so am not totally surprised at seeing this!

  3. Kevin, as much as I’d love to, I can’t take credit for the video above. But I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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