Mariano Sigman

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 founded the Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory in the University of Buenos Aires and, in 2014, the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the Torcuato Di Tella University.

He was awarded international academic awards, including “young researcher by the "College de France, Paris", the Career Development Award by Human Frontiers Science Program, the Enrique Gaviola Award by the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences and the Scholar Award by James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar 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 and has written hundreds of articles published in different editorial media.

Currently he directs the projects "Verbal Portraits", "Morphology of gazes", "Read unread" and " Burning by gazes" of the MUNTREF Art and Science Center.