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The Playful Brain

Venturing to the Limits of Neuroscience

Sergio Pellis Vivien Pellis

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.

  • Publication date: August 1, 2010
  • ISBN: 9781851687602
  • RRP: £25.00
  • Pages: 288
  • Publication date: October 1, 2013
  • ISBN: 9781780744629
  • RRP: £13.99
  • Pages: 336

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

Sergio Pellis

Professor Sergio M. Pellis works at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

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Vivien Pellis

Associate Professor Vivien Pellis works at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

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