Neurochemicals and Play


Episode 157: What do neurochemicals at play look like?  Adventure learning brings play to life and can actually trigger chemicals in the brain that offer great benefits to folks. In this episode, we’ll examine the impact of neurochemicals at play from an insider’s view, High 5 Adventure trainer and podcast host, Phil Brown.

Topics and Questions Presented in the Episode

  • Discover the four primary neurochemicals that elicit happiness
  • Benefits of understanding the neurochemical impact of play on the brain  
  • How to integrate adventure activities into your work  

Additional Resources

Lastly, you can find more useful resources on this topic at the American Journal of Play.

Disclaimer: Phil Brown is not a neuroscientist.

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