P. Read Montague, Ph.D.


P. Read Montague, Ph.D.

Neural substrates of prediction, reward, and decision-making

Dr. Montague received the award for his work on the biological substrates that mediate automatic decision-making by man and animal. His theoretical framework provided one of the first quantitative descriptions that connects the physiology and anatomy of the underlying neural substrate all the way up to predictable influences on behavior. Additionally, it has given insight into the physical representation of reward in the primate brain.

Dr. Montague’s nomination was based on the following publications:

Montague PR." Integrating information at single synaptic connections. ". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1995 Mar 28;92(7):2424-5.

Montague PR, Dayan P, Person C, Sejnowski TJ. " Bee foraging in uncertain environments using predictive hebbian learning. ". Nature. 1995 Oct 26;377(6551):725-8.

Montague PR, Dayan P, Sejnowski TJ. " A framework for mesencephalic dopamine systems based on predictive Hebbian learning. ".J Neurosci. 1996 Mar 1;16(5):1936-47.

Montague PR. " The resource consumption principle: attention and memory in volumes of neural tissue. ". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996 Apr 16;93(8):3619-23.

Schultz W, Dayan P, Montague PR. " A neural substrate of prediction and reward. ". Science. 1997 Mar 14;275(5306):1593-9.