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The role of laughter in human social interactions
April/29/2022 @ 12:00 - 13:00
Sophie Scott (Director, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL)
In this talk I will explore the neuroscience and evolution of laughter, a positive emotional vocalisation. I will draw parallels between human use of laughter and laugher and play vocalisations in other mammals, and I will also show some distinct differences between humans and other animals. I will explore the neural basis of laughter processing and discuss how this may relate to some individual differences in laughter use and experience.