Sophie Scott is one of the world’s leading researchers on laughter.
The deputy director of University College London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience has also performed stand-up shows around London. Her research includes the study of how people recognise real or “social” laughter.
Sophie is a Wellcome Trust senior fellow, and is a member of the British Psychological Society, the Society for Neuroscience, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the Experimental Psychology Society. She is also a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.