Marcela Peña is Associated Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Originally she is an MD, Pediatrician and obtained her PhD in Cognitive Science and Psycholinguistic from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France. Her research interest is focused to explore early cognitive development and early learning. Integrating behavioral and neuroimage techniques and methods, she and her team study how the infants and young children learn their native language and develop their mathematical cognition and their symbolic mind. In her studies she includes healthy participants and patients.