How we learn to laugh: Professor Sophie Scott by UCL Sound published on 2012/07/03 11:47:57 +0000 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 UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at www.ucl.ac.uk.