Professor Sophie Scott

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Sophie Scott is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL and an award-winning lecturer, whose TED talk, titled Why We Laugh, has been watched over 5 million times.

Her new book, The Brain, features ten enjoyable essays which cover how brains have evolved over time, their composition and chemistry, and how they interact with the world around us.

Sophie loves brains and hers is full of mind-blowing facts about, what she calls, “one of the most miraculous structures in the known universe.”

If you listen to this interview, you’ll be doing your own brain a favour, as Sophie shares some brain hacks that might help keep your mind sharp. There's some good news for evening crammers and a bit of motivation for those disinclined to exercise.

Related links:

Sophie's book: The Brain: 10 Things You Should Know

Sophie's podcast: The Neuromantics

Sophie's TED Talk: Why We Laugh

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