Mariano Sigman

Mariano Sigman is a neuroscientist who brings his knowledge of the field to different aspects of human culture and applies it in different contexts. He has participated twice in TEDGlobal events in Vancouver. In his conferences, Dr. Sigman teaches how the mind works and what lessons can be learned about decision making, leadership, team management, personal development, and creative skills. Beyond academia, his research has had practical implications in medicine (for example, in the diagnosis of comatose or autistic patients), in education (with effective interventions to improve decision making and learning in schools throughout Latin America), and in art (in a project that has been exhibited around the world and was presented at the 2017 Venice Biennale). Dr. Sigman is also the author of more than 150 publications in scientific journals and of the bestseller The Secret Life of the Mind. In 2016, he was awarded the Pius XI Medal from the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Dr. Sigman holds a degree in physics from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in neuroscience and did a postdoctorate in cognitive sciences at the Collège de France.