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Child Dev. 1998 Jun;69(3):604-6.

Physical play and cognitive development: integrating activity, cognition, and education.

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Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton 33431, USA. DBjorklund@fau.edu

Abstract

We propose that humans may have evolved a special sensitivity to certain types of social information during rough-and-tumble play that facilitates social cognition. The cognitive benefits of physical play are described as providing a break from demanding intellectual tasks, and are hypothesized to be related to gender differences in spatial cognition.

PMID:
9680673
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