Jan 07, 2016
Giving up the demon drink for January is a bona fide thing these days. Three of our writers reflect on their different decisions. Our resident cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott explains what happens to brains on and off booze.
Dec 01, 2015
After Movember comes Decembeard, a face-fur growing challenge to raise cash for Beating Bowel Cancer. Sophie Scott would bloody love a beard and urges everyone who can to get involved. Here’s why.
Dec 01, 2015
Sophie Scott might not look like a runner, but she’s more than happy to feel like one. And you could do too, she says, if you get Advent running.
Oct 05, 2015
Last week, the first national museum outside of London celebrated its 40th anniversary. Sophie Scott tells us why she’s a huge fan.
Jul 21, 2015
So, you’ve finished The Wire, Breaking Bad and The Killing but you’re still hungry for more boxsets. Fear not, Standard Issue writers are on the case with some hidden gems you might not yet have seen. This week, Sophie Scott on why she really wants you to like Enlightened.
Jun 19, 2015
After Sophie Scott’s father died, she often found herself thinking she saw him. And then she actually did.
May 28, 2015
A lot of people have used the word unnatural to describe the birth last week of quads to a 65-year-old German woman. But, says Professor Sophie Scott, in actual fact, in the rest of nature it happens all the time.
Mar 12, 2015
What makes us laugh? And what people are suited to comedy? On the eve of Comic Relief, cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott is here to explain all.