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Why we cry | Sophie Scott | TEDxLondon
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Added Jul 14, 2016
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Do you ever cry when you laugh? Have you ever cried in public? Can you tell the difference between real and 'fake' crying? Sophie Scott explores the scientific and cultural dimensions of crying and its connection to laughing.

Professor Sophie Scott is a cognitive neuroscientist at University College London’s Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research explores both verbal and non verbal communication and the human brain, studying how the brain supports communication and how this can go wrong.

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