Professor Sophie Scott

Monday, March 5 2018 at 7:30PM

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Professor Sophie Scott

What's the talk about?

Professor Scott will be addressing sense and nonsense and humans brains, and what we think we should be looking for in the study of sex differences.

“My experience of science is that your threshold for accepting data can be really low if you say you’re looking at sex differences. Gender is the outcome of the way that we treat human beings from the minute they're born and people are interested in knowing if they're boys or girls,” she says. “We then start constructing a world round them.”

Sophie Scott is a research scientist who investigates human communication and the human brain, with a particular emphasis on the neurobiological basis of vocal communication and how this can go wrong. She is particularly interested in addressing both verbal and non-verbal aspects of vocal communication and has pioneered the study of the neuroscience of laughter. At night, she attempts to turn theory into practice by performing stand-up comedy. Sophie was the Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer in 2017

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