READ MONTAGUE, neuroscientist, is the director of the Human Neuroimaging Lab and Computational Psychiatry Unitat the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, and is also a professor in the department of physics at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
His 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. He is also actively engaged in translating computational neuroscience into the domain of mental health through work in Computational Psychiatry.
He is the author of Why Choose This Book?: How We Make Decisions.