Mariano Sigman

Mariano Sigman was born in Argentina and grew up in Barcelona, Spain. He obtained a master degree in physics at the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in neuroscience at the Rockefeller University, with Charles Gilbert, investigating how the cortex organizes to assemble the statistics of the visual world, vast cultural changes (such as reading) and dynamically multiplex several functions through addressing mechanisms and top-down control. He moved to Paris as a Human Frontiers Fellow, investigating with Stanislas Dehaene decision making, cognitive architecture and consciousness. In 2006 he founded the Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory, at the University of Buenos Aires. His lab has an empirical and theoretical approach to decision making, with special focus on the assemblage of unitary decisions into mental programs and understanding the construction of confidence and introspective judgments in the decision process. He was awarded a Human Frontiers Career Development Award, the young investigator prize of “College de France”, the IBM Scalable Data Analytics award and is a scholar of the James S. McDonnell Foundation.


Talk Title: Emile, or On Education.

Date: March, 13th

Time: 17:30 – 18:30