Recorded live on 24 April 2012 at Senate House in London. The event was the first in a series of public conversations with leading researchers exploring different aspects of the voice, introduced by James Wilkes.
Professor Sophie Scott heads the Speech Communication Lab at the UCL Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN). Her work focuses on the neural mechanisms of human communication, particularly how our brains decode the information in the voices we hear, and how this can be affected by hearing loss or stroke.
Steven Connor is a writer, broadcaster, and director of the London Consortium. Since the publication of his book Dumbstruck in 2000, a cultural history of ventriloquism, he has had an ongoing interest in the relationship between voices, sounds, and bodies.