Article from T E News Fall 2011
Bringing to life the idea of entertainment, in all its many forms, was no small feat for our editorial staff. The topic, after all, is huge and encompasses everything from movies to TV to music, games to sports, reading, playing video games or board games, and even creating or appreciating visual art. The word “entertainment” itself is derived from the Latin inter tenere, meaning to hold inside.
Anything that affords pleasure, diversion, or amusement is an entertainment. That’s why it can include anything from a simple crossword puzzle to a lavish ball. The best entertainment hits on the deep points that our brains were evolved to react to in order to function in a social world. Entertaiment stimulates the brain to release seratonin and dopamine.