Dr.Brown of the National Institute for Play
I really enjoyed listening to the interview with Dr. Brown. It turns out he is a retired neurolgist/psychiatrist who has gained an interest in play. He has even done research on the lack of play as children of criminals who commit violent crimes. But it would seem that most of his knowledge of play is taken from animal play research of others. As I listened to Dr. Brown I could not help to wonder if he has become aquainted with studies done in recreation and leisure behavior.
Dr. Brown has started his own National Institute for Play. There is a website for the Institute if you want to check it out. I plan to try to find out more about the Institute and Dr. Brown and will let you know if I learn anything interesting.