The Psychology Behind Laughter
24th September 2013
Research has predominately focussed on peoples’ ability to recognise negative emotions in visual stimuli. Professor Sophie Scott is augmenting this by exploring humans auditory processing of emotions and focusing on the functions of the everyday behaviour of laughter. On the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘The Life Scientific’, Jim Al-Khalili talks to neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott about how brain imaging is revealing secrets of human speech and why laughter is such an important human social tool.