Common sense would tell us that “Two heads are better than one”. But the same common sense suggests that “too many cooks spoil the broth”. Where do such contradictory attitudes towards cooperation come from? In my talk I will present a theoretical framework for collective decision making under uncertainty and go through some experimental evidence that points to some of the factors affecting the success or failure of cooperation.

This is part of the oxCrowd seminar series.

About the speakers

  • Dr Bahador Bahrami

    nstitute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London

    Bahador was born and raised in Iran. Did his MD in Tehran University and then came to UCL in 2004 to do a PhD in cognitive neuroscience with Vincent Walsh and Nilli Lavie. In 2008 he went to Denmark to do a postdoc with Chris Frith and Andreas Roepstorff. Since 2010 he is back to UCL, first on fellowship from British Academy and then moving to a starting grant from Eurpean Research Council working on the cognitive and biological basis of social interactive decision making.