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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.

Education

University College London
PhD, Cognitive Science | 1994
Polytechnic of Central London
BSc Hons, Life Sciences | 1990
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