Thursday, 21 January 2010

head body heart

Jaak Panksepp is a neuroscientist who has a play research centre at Washington State University.

He describes play-related "processes that link brain stem (movement) to limbic (emotional) to cortex (thought)” – ie, what the non neuroscientists among us might call processes that link body, heart and head.  P62 

We spend a lot of time in our heads. Well, I do.

My friend Anthea loves rock climbing as the only thing she can do with her clothes on that gets her "out of her head."

I always think of play as something that balances the heart, body and head. I like it for that.

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