Sebastián J. Lipina (1968, Buenos Aires, Argentina). BA and PhD in Psychology. Researcher of the National Council of Research (CONICET). Codirector of the Unit of Applied Neurobiology (UNA, CEMIC-CONICET). Associate Professor of the Seminar “Social vulnerability and cognitive development”, School of Humanities, National University of San Martin (UNSAM). The ongoing research projects under his direction include experimental studies that address the analysis of the impact of poverty on cognitive development and designing interventions to optimize cognitive performance of children through exercising and training, in school, home and laboratory contexts. As part of his work in the area of poverty and child development, he provides consultancy in multilateral (Pan American Health Organization, UNICEF, Childwatch, United Nations Program for Development) and governmental organizations (ACUMAR, Ministry of Education of the City of Buenos Aires). He has been a fellow of the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP, University of Bergen) between 2007 and 2011, and currently is a member of the Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).