Nicolas Gauvrit has a triple background in mathematics (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon), psychology (Université Paris-Saint-Denis) and cognitive sciences (Ecole Polytechnique/Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Cognitives). He conducts research on human reasoning at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. He is a member of the French Statistical Society and the French Association for Scientific Information. He is the author of more than a hundred articles and 12 scientific diffusion books. He has spoken in various media in recent years on the use of statistics, gender differences, reasoning and intelligence (France Culture, France Inter, Europe 1, Le Monde, Slate, Pour la Science, National Geographic...).