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13:15 - 13:55 8 October 2013

Lunch Hour Lecture: LOLZ! The science of laughter

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

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.


Contact

Cath Dean
+44 (0)20 3108 3839 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


Links

click here to watch this lecture live on the day at 1.15pm


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