Professor Sophie Scott CBE
Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London
Professor Sophie Scott CBE is the Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. She uses brain imaging to ask questions about how speech is processed as a sound, the neural basis of speech and sound processing and the social roles of vocalizations. She has pioneered neuroscientific studies of laughter. She gave the Royal Society Christmas Lectures in 2017, was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2020 and was awarded the Royal Society Faraday Prize in 2021.