The Playful Brain

Pages: 280
Subject: Popular Science
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

The Playful Brain

Venturing to the Limits of Neuroscience

Sergio Pellis, Vivien Pellis

What behaviour qualifies as play, what brain mechanisms are needed to produce play, and of what benefit does play have to our lives? With reference to a range of species, but using the feisty rat as their model, this title synthesize three decades of empirical research to create the first truly integrated study.
Paperback
9781851687602 (1 Aug 2010)
RRP £12.99 / US$18.95

The Book

Sergio and Vivien Pellis have synthesized three decades of empirical research to create a remarkable work, unequalled in its field.


A book that will not only expand our current knowledge of play behaviour, but will inspire change and progress from the laboratory to the playground.

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science
Pages 280
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations

 

About the Author

Professor Sergio Pellis and Associate Professor Vivien Pellis both work at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Reviews

"Their descriptive and experimental studies on play in many species are inspirational, offering a blueprint on how to do science properly - and good science is never exclusive."

- The Times Higher Educational Supplement

"an erudite exploration of the science and mystery of play"

- International Play Association

"Their descriptive and experimental studies on play in many species are inspirational, offering a blueprint on how to do science properly - and good science is never exclusive."

- The Times Higher Educational Supplement

"an erudite exploration of the science and mystery of play"

- International Play Association