Bachelor in Physics from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), he completed his PhD in Neuroscience at the Rockefeller University (New York) and a post-doctorate in Cognitive Sciences in the College de France (Paris).
He is the founder and director of the Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory in the University of Buenos Aires. He is a CONICET principal researcher and associate professor at the Torcuato Di Tella University. He is also a visiting professor at the Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of Neuroscience (Natal) and the Laboratory of Mathematical Physics of the Rockefeller University.
He was awarded international academic awards, including the Pius XI Medal by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Scholar Award by James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar, the Enrique Gaviola Award by the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, the Scalable Data Analytics for A Smarter Planet Innovation Award by IBM, the Career Development Award by Human Frontiers Science Program and the Dellheim Prize by the College de France, Paris as well.
He is the director of the "Decision making program" of the Human Brain Project. His research has had practical implications in medicine, education and art. He has worked with magicians, chefs, chess players, musicians and plastic artists to gather the knowledge of neuroscience to different aspects of human culture.
He has developed an extensive career on scientific dissemination which includes academic publications, columns in the main radio stations of the country, in television programs, TED and TEDxRiodelaPlata Talks and articles published in different editorial media. He is the author of several books including The secret life of the mind (2017), The short time between the egg and the hen (2004) and The blackboard of Babel (2012).
He is a member of the International Society of Mind, Brain and Education (IMBES), the Subcommittee on Didactics and Philosophy of Science of the University of Buenos Aires, the Commission of Visiting Professors of the Department of Physics of the University of Buenos Aires, the Doctoral Commission of the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires and member of the Steering Committee and Organizer of the Latin American School of Education, Cognitive Sciences and Neurosciences (James S. McDonnell Foundation) among others.