What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an activity that arouses and sustains interest or enjoyment. It can be as simple as a smile or laugh, but it also involves activities that keep the brain active and stimulated, such as reading a book or playing video games. Entertainment often hits on themes that the brain was evolved to deeply react to, such as backstabbing and murders in social environments, which may help us to better understand human interactions. Click on a collocation to see more examples.

This article was originally published in April 2016.

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