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Neuro-Recreation: A Conceptual Framework Building a Bridge Between Neuro-Science and Recreation


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Page : 37-54

Keywords : Neuroscience; Neurorecreation; Leisure; Recreation; Experience; Happiness;

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A new phenomenon regarding the relationship between recreation and neuroscience, coined as neurorecreation, underlies a new concept and/or a new field of research. Recent studies into the possible relationships between recreation and neuroscience have the potential to contribute a great deal to our understanding of recreation in terms of behavioural, functional, physiological, and neurochemical effects. The aim of this study, was to explain and outline the concept and phenomenon of “Neuro-Recreation” as the intersection of Recreation and Neuroscience. The findings from theoretical explanations also have important implications, which primarily suggest that recreation — which is a powerful contributor to the emotional, physical, mental, and social well-being of individuals — is a meaningful form of experience. These explanations also theorize that using neuroscientific measures can provide an alternative method of measuring, understanding, designing, and optimizing experiences offered in a recreational context. Finally, these experiences effect humans', communities', and cities' happiness and emotional well-being as well as stress levels; enhancing happiness and decreasing stress levels.

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