Franklenin Sierra

Main research Areas

  • Time perception
  • Eye movements (Eye-tracking)
  • Neural Oscillations (Electroencephalography)
  • Neural Decoding (Machine Learning)




Seit 2018

Ph.D. Neurosciences Department of Neuroscience Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (Germany)

Seit 2015

Current M.Sc. Cognitive Science Center for Mind/Brain Sciences University of Trento (Italy)

2013 - 2015

M.A. Philosophy National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

2008 - 2012

B.A. Philosophy National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 



Research Intern Neurocomputation and Neuroimaging Unit Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Berlin (CCNB) Free University of Berlin (FU), Germany

2016 - 2017

Research Intern Department of Cognitive Neuroscience International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Italy

2013 - 2015

Research Fellow Faculty of Philosophy and Literature National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

2011 - 2013

Research Assistant Institute for Philosophical Research National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico.




Froese, T. & Sierra, F. (2015). "Book review: Contemporary sensorimotor theory". Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 2:26.

Awards & Grants

Awards and Grants


"Travel Awards 2017" Berlin School of Mind and Brain Humboldt University, Germany

2015 - 2017

"UNITN-SISSA Program" (Scholarship) University of Trento, Italy

2013 - 2015

Research Funding Mexican Council of Science & Technology (CONACYT), Mexico

2008 - 2012

"Academic Excellence Scholarship". Program of Cultural Diversity & Interculturality, Mexico




  • The Persistence of Time

    The processing of temporal information ranging from tens to hundreds of milliseconds is essential for surviving and for daily behaviors such as speech perception, music appreciation, dancing, performing sports, driving a car, etc. In ...