On Thursday 20th October, Professor Sophie Scott gave our 2022 University of Strathclyde Psychology Public Engagement Lecture.
The purpose of these talks, supported by Strategic Themes, is knowledge exchange, getting the science that we do out of the lab and into society, and we were delighted to welcome more than 100 members of the public to the event.
Our speaker, Professor Sophie Scott, completed her PhD at UCL, followed by postdoctoral work at the Cambridge Brain Sciences Unit, before returning to UCL to establish her own lab, becoming Director of ICN in 2018.
Sophie's outstanding research is regularly published in prestigious journals, and it focuses on the psychology and cognitive neuroscience of voices, speech and laughter.
Over the last few years, Sophie has communicated this work to a general audience via some of the most highly viewed TED talks on the platform, as well as prestigious events such as the Royal Institution Christmas Lecture.
Sophie is fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and of the British Academy, and she was awarded a CBE in 2019 for services to neuroscience.
Sophie's talk focused on the psychology and cognitive neuroscience evidence for 'why we laugh', it was a highly engaging and thought-provoking lecture that was well received by the audience.
Organisers: Dr. David Robertson (PSH; Psychology) and Grant Carpenter (RKES).