Martina Vilas

Main Research Areas

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



2012 – 2017 

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

2009 – 2010

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP) 


2018 -present

Ph.D student, Department of Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

2017 - 2018

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

2015 - 2017

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




Pallavicini, C.*, Vilas, M. G.,* Villarreal, M., Zamberlan, F., Muthukumaraswamy, S., Nutt, D., Tagliazucchi, E. (2019). Spectral signatures of serotonergic psychedelics and glutamatergic dissociatives. NeuroImage.

M.G. Vilas, M. Santilli, E. Mikulan, F. Adolfi, M. Martorell Caro, F. Manes, E. Herrera, L. Sedeño, A. Ibáñez, A. M. García (2019).Shakespearean tropes and the non-native reader: Age of L2 acquisition modulates neural responses to functional shifts. Neuropsychologia, 124, 79-86.

F. Cavanna*, M.G. Vilas*, M. Palmucci*, E. Tagliazucchi (2017). Dynamic functional connectivity and brain metastability during altered states of consciousness. Neuroimage, 180.

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, 22(2).

* (authors contributed equally to this work)


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