Read Montague’s hyperscanning work was recently cited by Governor Terry McAuliffe as a premier example of research collaborations.

“VTCRI is now the hub of the world’s only network of over one dozen MRI machines used to perform functional brain scanning,” the governor said at the 2014 PhRMA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. “This network is used to perform hyperscanning, scanning multiple individuals in sites across the world simultaneously. Developed by Professor Read Montague, this invention is providing unprecedented insight into how the human brain functions. It will change the way we understand and diagnose conditions such as autism, Alzheimer’s, and addiction.

“This is just one exciting example of what happens,” McAuliffe concluded, “when institutions come together in Virginia to collaborate.”

Montague is director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.