Mariano Sigman was born in Argentina and grew up in Barcelona, Spain. He came back to Argentina and got a master degree in physics at the University of Buenos Aires. He moved to New York to do a PhD in neuroscience at the Rockefeller University directed by Charles Gilbert and Marcelo Magnasco. His thesis investigations were focused on visual perception, on the physiology and psychophysics of perceptual learning. He then moved to Paris, to do a postdoc with Stanislas Dehaene on consciousness and cognitive architecture. In 2006 he came back (again) to Argentina, as a professor in the Physics Department, where he currently is the director of the Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory.