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

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

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.


About the Author

Read Montague

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.