Martina Vilas

Main research areas

  • Consciousness 
  • Perception 
  • Machine learning 
  • Computational modeling of cognition



2012 – 2017 


2009 – 2010 


Licenciatura degree in Psychology with a focus on Neuroscience (5.5 year plan, equivalent to Bachelor + Master’s degree). Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP) 



2018 -present


2017 - 2018



2015 - 2017




Ph.D student

Department of Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics.  


Laboratory of Consciousness, Culture and Complexity, Physics Department, University of Buenos Aires & School of Science and Technology, National University of General San Martin (UNSAM) P

Research Intern

Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience (LPEN), Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience (INCyT). Project:The bilingual brain




F. Cavanna, M.G. Vilas, M. Palmucci, E. Tagliazucchi (2017). Dynamic functional connectivity and brain metastability during altered states of consciousness. NeuroImage (in press).

M. Santilli, M.G. Vilas, E. Mikulan, M. Martorell Caro, E. Muñoz, L. Sedeño, A. Ibáñez, A.M. García (2018). Bilingual memory, to the extreme: Lexical processing in simultaneous interpreters. Bilingualism: Language and cognition (in press).

Submitted / under review

M.G. Vilas, M. Santilli, E. Mikulan, F. Adolfi, M. Martorell Caro, G. Thierry, A. Ibáñez, A. M. García. Shakespearean tropes and the non-native reader: Age of L2 acquisition modulates neural responses to functional shifts.


Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

2017 - 2018PhD. Fellowship from National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)


2016, 2014, 2013


Academic Excellence Scholarship from Favaloro University

Academic Merit Award from Santander Rio Bank