Sunday, October 16, 2011

TED Speaker, Author & Founder of National Institute for Play: Dr. Stuart L. Brown

introduces Dr. Stuart L. Brown to discuss the affects of PLAY and ART on the Brain.

WHERE: Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 7:00 PM
TICKETS: Available at Diana Wortham Theatre at
COST: Educators, Students & Seniors: $15.00 Adults: $25.00

Stuart L. Brown, MD trained in General and Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Clinical research.

Upon his broad based evaluations of highly creative individuals, he revealed the centrality of playfulness to their success and well-being. Dr. Brown broadened his scope of interest to include the evolution and nature of play behavior, and its manifestations in human story and art. This led to a long-term affiliation with mythologist scholar, Joseph Campbell.

The National Geographic Society sponsored Dr. Stuart Brown's exploration of animal play in the wild, resulting in his authoring a Society magazine cover article and the production of an Explorer TV program, each on animal play behavior.

Dr. Brown's recent years of independent scholarship and exploration of the evolution and neuroscience of human and animal play have helped to focus a central commitment bringing the promises and stories of play into general cultural consciousness and to the establishment of the National Institute for Play (NIFP). (

Dr. Brown has authorized the recently released Avery/Penguin Book, PLAY: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul.

This lecture/event assuredly sheds a different light on the importance of art for all persons no matter what their age!

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