Gerald Hüther: "Playing is fertilizer for the brain and concentrated feed for children's souls"
Gerald Hüther explains in an interview that playing creates networks in the brain by releasing messenger substances. Catecholamines, endogenous opiates and other peptides would have a growth-stimulating effect on the neuronal networks.
These networks do not come about through instruction or support measures, but through playing.
"So that the huge potential of networking opportunities in the brain can be stabilized as well as possible and the talents inherent in our children can develop, we have to offer them the opportunity to play for as long as possible."