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Creation Date: 19 June 2013 | Review Date: 19 June 2013

Read Montague: What We're Learning From 5,000 Brains

Source: TED

Mice, bugs and hamsters are no longer the only way to study the brain. Functional MRI (fMRI) allows scientists to map brain activity in living, breathing, decision-making human beings. Read Montague gives an overview of how this technology is helping us understand the complicated ways in which we interact with each other.

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About the Author

Read Montague
Read Montague’s work centers broadly on human social cognition, decision-making, and willful choice with a goal of understanding the detailed underlying neurobiology of these functions in health and disease. Montague’s work particularly focuses on computational neuroscience — the connection between physical mechanisms present in real neural tissue and the computational functions that these mechanisms embody.
More than 30,000 neuroscientists from around the world in one place.