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18:00 - 19:00 29 April 2015

The science of laughter


Haldane Room | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £10 membership fee
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Sophie Scott, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

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.


Mark Huckvale
+44 (0)20 7679 4087 | m.huckvale@ucl.ac.uk


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