Cincy Science: Whatever your age, play on! Local expert says having fun is good for adults & kids

CINCINNATI - Ever ask, "What is that?" Or, "Why is that?" In our "Cincy Science" feature, we talk with people who can answer those questions: The folks who do science in Cincinnati and the Tri-State.

Remember how it feels to just have fun? Turns out, we have a biological need for recreation--whether as adults or children.

Albert Einstein once said, “Play is the highest form of research." While the notion seems filled with whimsy, the most influential scientist of the 20th Century may have been on to something. Perhaps engaging in multiple games of Candy Crush won’t ultimately lead to the formula for cold fusion, but the act of play does serve an important purpose in our lives.

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