Sophie Scott

Sophie Scott

Cognitive Communicator


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.