After a first degree in Engineering, Daniel Pressnitzer obtained his Master's in Acoustics, Signal Processing and Computer Science in Paris. His PhD was conducted at Ircam on the topic of auditory perception and musical consonance/dissonance. He then worked at the Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing in Cambridge, UK, first as Fyssen fellow and then as a Wellcome Trust postdoctoral associate. He returned to France as a CNRS researcher in 2000. Now Director of research at CNRS, he is a founding member and the current head of the Audition team at Ecole normale supérieure.