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Talk: The Neuroscience of Emotions: Regulating Your Brain & Body
January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFrom £13.76
Did you know that many emotions are processed in a specific part of the brain called the amygdala? This small almond-shaped structure plays a crucial role in processing emotional information and is especially active when we experience fear and anger. The way we feel emotions is also influenced by other parts of the brain – and includes our brains mapping emotions onto our bodies, and changes within our bodies – which is why we feel joy in our heart, or a sense of doom in our stomach.
This talk will teach you the complex interplay between the different regions of the brain that give rise to our emotional experiences. Learn more about the science behind how our emotions are formed, how they impact our daily lives and how we can use this knowledge to regulate our emotions better.
Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm – come down early to grab a bite to eat!
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Professor Sophie Scott CBE is Director of the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. She studies the neurobiology of human vocal communication, from speech and sound to social interactions and non verbal emotional expressions, such as laughter.
Sophie has appeared on The One Show (BBC1) and Sunday Brunch (C4) multiple times among a slew of other TV appearances. Her TED talk ‘Why We Laugh’ has over 5 million views! Sophie is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Science and has published over 130 scientific papers. Her first book ‘The Brain: ten things you need to know’ is coming out this autumn.
Pre-talk dining at the Hen & Chicken
Here at the Hen & Chicken, we are passionate about fresh, tasty food & local craft beers.
Beat the queue! Get priority reserved seats upstairs when you join us for dinner downstairs in the main bar, prior to the talk. You can book your table for dinner here: Book a Table – Hen & Chicken
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