Peter Ayton/ Sepideh Bazazi/ Chris Frith/ Bahador Bahrami

Listen to the podcast

Thursday 25 June, 6.30 – 8pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Peter Ayton, Professor of Psychology, City University, London

Sepideh Bazazi, Researcher at the Centre on Animal Cognition, DYNACTOM, Université Paul Sabatier

Chris Frith, Psychologist and Emeritus Professor at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London

Chair: Bahador Bahrami, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL

Mind sharing, crowdsourcing, online ratings – in our modern world we are constantly exposed to the opinion of the group. We are told that crowds are wise (‘Two heads are better than one’ Ecclesiastes 4:9-12) and are cautioned against the madness of the mobs (‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’). When is the crowd wise and when is it prone to madness?