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  • Joyful Exploration

    • Humans are natural explorers. We are born with an intense desire to explore the world around us. We can become anesthetized to this but our brain never loses the ability to learn in this way (Medina, 2008).
    • Companies that give staff time to explore where their mind asks them to have increased productivity and creativity (Medirata, 2007).
    • Children who spend less time in structured activities and more time playing and exploring have better self-directed executive function.
      Executive function is essential for flexibly switching between different activities rather than getting stuck on one thing, stopping yourself from yelling when angry, delaying gratification etc.
  • The art of joyful exploration

    John Medina, a world class molecular biologist writes in his bestselling book ‘Brain Rules’ that if we look back at our evolutionary history we will see that the human brain evolved to (1) solve problems (2) related to survival (3) in an unstable outdoor environment, and (4) to do so in nearly constant motion.

  • The joy of running

    This little autistic boy was a runner. Everywhere he went, he would run, in stores, museum, nature parks,...