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Prof Sophie Scott

Prof Sophie Scott

Address

17 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3AR

Appointments

  • Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL

1998-11-16

Research Themes

I am interested in the neural basis of vocal communication - how our brains process the information in speech and voices, and how our brains control the production of our voice. Within this, I am interested in the roles of streams of processing in auditory cortex, hemispheric asymmetries, and the interaction of speech processing with attentional and working memory factors. I am also interested in the expression of emotion in the voice. Finally, I am interested in individual differences in speech perception, and plasticity in speech perception, since these are important factors for people with cochlear implants.
Award year Qualification Institution
1994 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Cognitive Science
University College London
1990 BSc Hons
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Life Sciences
Polytechnic of Central London

Keywords

Acquired disorders of language|*|Aphasia|*|Auditory|*|Auditory processing|*|Brain imaging|*|Cognition|*|Deafness|*|Emotion|*|Frontal lobe|*|Functional MRI (fMRI)|*|Hearing|*|Language|*|Neuroanatomy|*|Neuroimaging|*|Positron Emission Tomography (PET)|*|Psychoacoustics|*|Psychophysics|*|Speech|*|Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)|*|Understanding the neural basis of human spoken communication|*|Working memory