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15:00 - 16:00 5 May 2012

Affective Voices


Birkbeck School of Arts, Gordon Square, London WC1 |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student

We recognize laughs, screams and sobs in another language, but can we spot more subtle emotional signs in the voice of someone from a radically different culture? Is there a gap between how we read emotions on people’s faces and how we express them in our language? These and related topics will be covered in an afternoon discussion between poet and philosopher Denise Riley and psychologist Disa Sauter. The event is the second in a series of public conversations with leading researchers exploring different aspects of the voice.

The talk is curated by poet and writer James Wilkes, who is poet-in-residence at the UCL Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience with support from a Wellcome Trust Arts Award until August 2012. More information can be found at www.thevoxlab.org


James Wilkes
07775 625433 | contactvoxlab@gmail.com