Pascal Mamassian has a degree in engineering (Sup' Télécom, Paris), a masters in Cognitive Sciences (EHESS & Univ. Paris 6) and a PhD in Experimental and Biological Psychology (Univ. of Minnesota, USA). He has worked at the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Tübingen, Germany) and New York University (USA). He was senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow (UK) before taking a researcher position at the CNRS. In 2004, he received a "chaire d'excellence" from the French Ministry of Research. He is the founding director of the GDR-vision, a CNRS structure that links together all the French laboratories interested in vision science. He is one of the directors of he Vision Sciences Society and leads the vision team in the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception. His research interests focus on mid-level vision, the link between the processing of elementary features in the image and the awareness of natural scenes. Current research topics include three-dimensional perception, cross-modal perception, temporal dynamics of bistable perception, and probabilistic (Bayesian) modelling of perception.