Read Montague, inaugural holder of the Virginia Tech Carilion Vernon Mountcastle Research Professorship, has been invited to speak at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom as part of the Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience series.

The weekly seminars, held by the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, aim to foster the intellectual and social environment within the newly founded department at the University of Cambridge.

The seminar series covers all aspects of neuroscience, including molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, cognitive, and clinical neuroscience.

Montague will present on interactions of sub-second dopamine and serotonin in humans, and how his team measures these brain transmissions during simple reciprocating social exchanges.

During his talk, “Modeling Others During Social Exchange: Neuroimaging and Neuromodulatory Correlates,” Montague will discuss how modifications to electrochemical measuring tools already available could allow for a more precise understanding of the electrochemical support in learning and processing.

Data from Montague’s research will also provide an entry point for discussion on the theoretical accounts of dopamine and serotonin exchanges.

The talk will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, (4:30 p.m. GMT) at the University of Cambridge. It will be recorded for later viewing and a link will be posted when available.