The Power of Play

The Power of Play explores of the hidden benefits of doing one of the most fun, and often least valued activities, playing around.  Recent research in the field of animal behaviour shows us play is no laughing matter.  In fact, evolutionary biologists believe it’s one of the keys to surviving.  That’s how much it benefits the brain. And they’re learning it’s not just pets and humans that play, but reptiles, amphibians, even insects.

This documentary takes us to labs, zoos and schools around the world to see up close how animals and people play, who they play with, and what happens when they are prevented from playing.


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