Why we, yes even adults, should play? - Perspectives from psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology and philosophy
by Virapandy Thulasimani on Friday, January 23, 2015
- Session type
- Lightning Talk
- Technical level
Exploring the nature of ‘play’. Exploring the relation between play and creativity, play and well being (emotional, physical) for adults
A sesstion of 20-25 mins (can be structured as per the duration alloted, but may require atleast 15 mins)
- what constitutes play? - Kids play, adults play, animal play - Benefits of play - Play and perspectives from cognitive sciences, beahavioral sciences and philosphy - What can we do to enable (more) play?
Projector (I assume that would be a given)
Probably paper and pen/pencils for the participants for some play, but will confirm this soon
Your playful selves
Free spirit, Travel Habitué, Adventure Junky, Half-baked Environmentalist, Wannabe Philosopher, Distance Runner - some puffed-up words that I’d use to describe myself.
My resume reads of the 6+ years in various IT roles, an MBA and an Engineering degree. (more here - https://in.linkedin.com/in/virapandy)
I quit my corporate job in August 2014 to travel which I wound up last month. At present, I am contemplating on the next phase of my career. I am also exploring the feasibility of an idea that could possibly enable more ‘play’