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How we learn to laugh: Professor Sophie Scott

UCL Sound on July 03, 2012 11:47

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    Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) studies how and why we laugh but also likes to make people laugh. In this podcast her explanation of how we learn to laugh is inter-cut with her performance at a comedy night and a trip with her son to the playground. This research is at the centre of her contribution to the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition.

    Further information:
    Professor Sophie Scott: https://sites.google.com/site/speechskscott
    Royal Society: http://sse.royalsociety.org/2012/exhibits/laughing-brains
    Video of this podcast: http://youtu.be/wD3TcORDs3I

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    5 Comments

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    • exittaso1981
      exittaso1981 at 0.00 on January 19, 2013 05:20

      Thanks a lot for this lecture.

    • itscharmingtime
      itscharmingtime on October 18, 2012 08:44

      Thanks a lot for this lecture.

    • Perty Merty
      Perty Merty on August 13, 2012 20:09

      That was really interesting lecture for me as I am laughing a lot!

    • PeterTao

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