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TEDGlobal 2012 Read Montague by Mind Map: TEDGlobal 2012
Read Montague
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TEDGlobal 2012 Read Montague


What does "normal behavior" look like? To find out, Read Montague is imaging thousands of brains at work.

Survey: who has behavioral superpower?

People said yes

Wow TED IS special :)

Everyone is interested in other people

Focus on central piece of interaction in relationships

strip it

Eavesdrop on healthy brain activity

functional MRI

20 years ago not possible

Blood flow related to brain activity


abstractions acquire value

Drugs attack this ability

Dophemines control

The way we value things

also why we get addicted to drugs

We bring a lot of processing power to the brain

'canaries' in social exchanges

people come to the table and bring sensivities

which can be exploited

patterns have emerged

gave us new insights in these exchanges

Exchange games

ultimatum game

at 80/20

People make irrational choices

Hyper-scanning software

syncs machines all over the world

Of brain activity

patterns induced in healthy partner

As having several mental conditions

A lot of centres all over the world

data will be available some day

in closing

studying cognition

did not have the tools to do it properly

we are social creatures

minds depend on other people

you can only see who you are untill you see yourself in certain situations


Read Montague

Behavioral Neoroscientist