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Prof. Sophie Scott - Getting Brain Sex wrong

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Prof. Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London - Getting Brain Sex wrong

What - if any - are the real differences between male and female brains, and why does it matter? In this talk I'll address the sometimes fraught topic of brain sex, and think about some ways that we may be getting this very wrong.

Prof Sophie Scott is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, where she is Deputy Director of the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience and group leader for the Speech Communication Lab. She held a Wellcome Trust Career Development fellowship from[masked], and a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship from[masked]. Her research addresses uses models and theories of primate auditory neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to inform the neurobiology of human vocal perception and production. Her work addresses both verbal and non-verbal aspects of vocal communication. She has pioneered the study of the human voice as a social signal, and has recently started to address the ways that non-verbal emotional expressions like laughter are used socially. She was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2012 and the British Academy in 2016. She was the 2017 Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer.
Twitter - @sophiescott

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