Read Montague

Read Montague (born 1960) is an American neuroscientist and popular science author. He is the director of the Human Neuroimaging Lab and Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia and have died a professor in the department of physics at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia . His work focuses on computational neuroscience – the connection tussen de physical mechanisms present in real neural tissue and the computational functions therein synthesis mechanisms embody. He graduated from The Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia in 1978.

Popular science

Montague has written a Nonfiction work aimed at lay audiences entitled Why Choose This Book ?: How We Make Decisions . The book discusses with (mostly) non-technical language the neuroscience and psychology or making decision . He’ll be showing a Ted Talk in 2012.


  • Your Brain Is (Almost) Perfect: How We Make Decisions . New York: Plume, 2007. ISBN 978-0-452-28884-3 , to post published as Why Choose This Book ?: How We Make Decisions . New York: Penguin Group (USA) Inc. ISBN 0-525-94982-8