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"From the Ted Talk by Stuart Brown: Play is more than just fun"

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And this image is, for hnuams, the beginning point of play. When that mother and infant lock eyes, and the infant's old enough to have a social smile, what happens — seosnlupntaoy — is the eruption of joy on the part of the mother. And she begins to babble and coo and smile, and so does the baby. If we've got them wried up with an electroencephalogram, the right brain of each of them becomes atuetnd, so that the joyful egnecrmee of this earliest of play scenes and the physiology of that is something we're beginning to get a handle on.

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And this image is, for ______, the beginning point of play. When that mother and infant lock eyes, and the infant's old enough to have a social smile, what happens — _____________ — is the eruption of joy on the part of the mother. And she begins to babble and coo and smile, and so does the baby. If we've got them _____ up with an electroencephalogram, the right brain of each of them becomes _______, so that the joyful _________ of this earliest of play scenes and the physiology of that is something we're beginning to get a handle on.

Solution

  1. humans
  2. spontaneously
  3. attuned
  4. wired
  5. emergence

Original Text

And this image is, for humans, the beginning point of play. When that mother and infant lock eyes, and the infant's old enough to have a social smile, what happens — spontaneously — is the eruption of joy on the part of the mother. And she begins to babble and coo and smile, and so does the baby. If we've got them wired up with an electroencephalogram, the right brain of each of them becomes attuned, so that the joyful emergence of this earliest of play scenes and the physiology of that is something we're beginning to get a handle on.

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frank wilson 4
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play signals 3
play scene 3
tumble play 3

Important Words

  1. attuned
  2. babble
  3. baby
  4. beginning
  5. begins
  6. brain
  7. coo
  8. earliest
  9. electroencephalogram
  10. emergence
  11. eruption
  12. eyes
  13. handle
  14. humans
  15. image
  16. infant
  17. joy
  18. joyful
  19. lock
  20. mother
  21. part
  22. physiology
  23. play
  24. point
  25. scenes
  26. smile
  27. social
  28. spontaneously
  29. wired