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The science of the human voice
Prof Sophie Scott at Ada Lovelace Day Live Online 2022
Why do we sound the way we do? How did voices evolve, and how do our brains control them? Prof Sophie Scott will explore the neuroscience of our voices.
About Prof Sophie Scott
Sophie Scot is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in London, as well as a standup scientist working on the neurobiology of speech perception. She is interested in how our brains process all kinds of information from the voice, including emotion, and in individual differences in speech perception and plasticity in speech perception, as these are important factors for people with cochlear implants. A pioneer in the study of the human voice as a social signal, Sophie has studied the social uses of non-verbal emotional expressions like laughter everywhere from brain scanners to comedy clubs.