Confidence, democracy and deliberation

Friday, 2018, January 19 - 12:00
Laboratorio de Neurociencia Universidad Di Tella Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract

 For centuries, sociologists, political scientists and  mathematicians have tried to work out ways in which democracy might better represent the will of the people. I will present recent experiments within this broad program, aimed to understand the mechanims by which societies may reach  decisions that are egalitarian and plural, representing the diverstiy of thought, while also achieving some immunity from psycholoigical  mechanisms that are well konwn to hinder collective decision making.