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Does something serious happen when we play? In this episode, TED speakers describe how all forms of amusement — from tossing a ball to video games — can make us smarter, saner and more collaborative.

Power Pill (Aphex Twin) 1:00

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Super Mario Brothers Theme London Philharmonic 1:00

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    London Philharmonic
    Track
    Super Mario Brothers Theme
    Album
    Greatest Video Game Music
    Label
    X5 Music Group

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Video Games Robbie Jones 0:24

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    Robbie Jones
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    Video Games