It is our pleasure to invite you to the XIV. Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science. The conference is going to take place on 18-21 May 2023, in the Center for Advanced Studies of Dubrovnik, Croatia, located by the Adriatic sea at the foot of the old city of Dubrovnik (Croatia), a UNESCO world heritage site.
Collective decision-making is ubiquitous in the lives of primates, especially humans. In human groups, collective decisions give rise to various forms of cooperation including the attainment of goals that individuals could not reach on their own, the creation and refinement of artifacts and behavioural practices that benefit entire groups, as well as the establishment of norms and institutions that structure our everyday activities. Understanding how humans and other animals make and coordinate decisions that enable cooperative action has been a central question in the social and biological sciences. This conference brings together researchers from a range of disciplines including cognitive and developmental psychology, social neuroscience, and evolutionary biology who have substantially expanded our knowledge on this topic. By aggregating some of the latest research on the mechanisms underlying decision-making in cooperative actions the conference aims to provide an overview of the current state of the art as well as to identify key questions to be addressed in the future.