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The Royal Society
Tue 11 Oct 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Funny, peculiar? The Science of Laughter image

Join us for the Michael Faraday Prize Lecture 2021 given by Professor Sophie Scott.
In this prize lecture, Professor Sophie Scott will explore the science of laughter – how laughter has evolved, its functions in mammals, and the ways that humans use laughter. Professor Scott will show how laughter is used to communicate much more than humour, and the importance of laughter in our social interactions. We will also explore the neural basis of laughter, and the possible ways that we vary in the ways that we process laugher.
The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture is awarded annually to the scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary. The award is named after Michael Faraday FRS, the influential inventor and electrical pioneer who was prominent in the public communication of science and founded the Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution. In 2021, the prize was awarded to Professor Sophie Scott CBE FBA FMedSci, for her work in engaging the public with neuroscience through events, talks, TV and radio, and exemplifying how science communication can enhance scientific excellence.