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How we learn to laugh - Professor Sophie Scott (UCL)

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Laughter is a social emotion, and it is physically contagious. This can be detected in people's brains when they listen to laughter. Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) and her team investigate our responses to other people's emotions and how that is expressed in the brain. This research is at the centre of her contribution to the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition. Further information: Professor Sophie Scott: Royal Society: Downloadable podcast: About UCL: UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at