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
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, especially laughter.
I have been working with brain imaging technicians since the mid 1990s, and have worked with PET, fMRI, TMS, MEG and fNIRS.
I teach on these topics at UCL and I also run a module for masters students on communication skills for cognitive neuroscience.
- University College London
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1994
- Polytechnic of Central London
- First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1990