UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Prof Sophie Scott

Prof Sophie Scott

Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
16th Nov 1998

Research summary

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.


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1994
Polytechnic of Central London
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1990