The Importance of Play In Making
Megan Tulac, Director of Research at the National Institute for Play, speaks to a group at the Maker Faire on the importance of playing. She describes an experiment where neurologists removed the frontal cortex of mice and found that the animals continued to play, demonstrating that play is associated with instinct. Applied to everyday life, play is shown to foster trust, strengthen social bonds, and spark curiosity. Consequently, applying it to the workplace to aid in problem solving can yield great benefits.