I was born in 1982 in Palermo (Sicily, Italy), where I lived until I completed high school (2000). I hold a Master degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from the University of Bologna (Italy, 2006) and a Master degree in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience from the University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France, 2007). I hold a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France, 2012). I was a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Mathias Pessiglione, at the Brain and Spine Institute (Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris). My first post-doctoral position was at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (ENS, Paris) and the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (University di Trento, Trento) in Giorgio Coricelli's team. My second post-doctoral position was at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (University College London, London) in Sarah-Jayne Blakemore's team. My final post-doctoral position was at the the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (ENS, Paris) in Etienne Koechlin's team. Currently I am head of the Human Reinforcement Learning team, which I created in 2017 thanks to the ATIP-Avenir programme and the Programme Emergence(s) of the Ville de Paris.