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13:15 - 13:55 8 October 2013

LOLZ! The science of laughter


Darwin Lecture Theatre access via Malet Place | Darwin Building
United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker information: Professor Sophie Scott, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Host: UCL Lunch Hour Lectures 2013

Overview: If you ask people what makes them laugh, they will tell you they laugh at jokes: however if you look at when they laugh a very different pattern emerges, in which laughter can be seen as an extremely important social emotion. This talk will explore the science of laughter, from laughter in other animals to the acoustics of laughter, and the ways that laughter is processed in our brains.


Cath Dean
020 3108 3839 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk