Play in Mind

Exploring the nature and nurture of play—past, present, and future

When Red Looks Blue and Yes Means No

A classic psychology experiment based in a simple, funny, yet devilish game shows how play reveals the inner working of our minds. Did you know that it’s rumored that a simple game helped counterintelligence agents discover Russian Spies?

I promise to get to the spies at the end; but first, here’s the game. Read the following set of words out loud:  Read More

Red-Blue, Yes-No

Interesting how the mind influences our language skills.

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Scott G. Eberle, Ph.D., is vice president for play studies at The Strong, editor of its American Journal of Play, and lead contributor to its re:Play Blog.

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