Professor Sophie Scott

2017 RI Christmas Lectures Special

The 2017 Royal Institute’s Christmas Lectures will be given by our good friend, cognitive neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott. So before they air on Boxing Day Sophie joined Robin and Josie to talk about her favourite psychology books, great thrillers, closed bookshops and the latest research on dreams and communication. Be sure to watch the Christmas Lectures on the BBC and also check out Sophie and Josie as part of Cosmic Superheroes at

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Reading List

Sophie recommends:

The Human Brain Colouring Book by Marian C. Diamond & Arnold Scheibel

On the Psychology of Military Incompetence by Norman Dixon

Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious by Sigmund Freud

Pieces of Light by Charles Fernyhough

Jeremy Thorpe by Michael Bloch

Nothing To Be Afraid Of by Will Eaves

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

Robin recommends:

Do No Harm by Henry Marsh

The Brain by David Eagleman

The work of Cordelia Fine

The work of Pat Barker

The work of David Keenan

In Sickness and In Power by David Owen

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