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Weekly Ted Talks
Monday, November 23, 2020, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
WLLO Village hosts a running series of Monday Ted Talks, open to all villagers. Every Monday at 1 pm they watch a pre-selected Ted Talk, followed by a discussion and ideas for next week. They often enjoy lunch while meeting.
Topic: OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHARED LAUGHTER.
While exploring the neuroscience of speech and vocal behavior, Sophie Scott stumbled upon a surprising second vocation: making audiences laugh as a stand-up comic. As deputy director of the University College London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Sophie Scott seeks out the neurological basis of communication, whether it’s speech or vocalized emotion. As a pioneering researcher in the science of laughter, she’s made some unexpected discoveries -- including that rats are ticklish, and that the one tactic that’s almost guaranteed to get someone to laugh is to show them someone else laughing. But as an occasional stand-up comedian with UCL’s Bright Club, she shows that she’s no slouch at getting laughs herself.
In order to get the link to the Ted Talk, please register to get the Zoom Link.