Athanasia Moungou

Athanasia Moungou

PhD student (PROTOTOUCH MC-ITN).

Supervisor Pr. A. Mouraux; Co-supervisor : Pr. J.-L. Thonnard

The aim of my PhD project was be to develop a new approach to isolate and characterize the cortical activity elicited by the mechanical interactions between the contacting finger pad and tactile displays. Using such stimuli, we will use high-density electroencephalography (EEG) to sample, non-invasively, the cortical activity elicited by mechanotransduction of the finger pad interactions with the tactile displays. Specifically, I developped a new technique based on the recording of steady-state evoked potentials (SS-EPs) to study the cortical processes underlying the perception of complex fine-grained textures. 

Publications

EEG frequency tagging to explore the cortical activity related to the tactile exploration of natural textures

Moungou A, Thonnard JL, Mouraux A. Nature : Nature : Scientific Reports (2016); 6:20738. [PDF]

A novel method using EEG to characterize the cortical processes involved in active and passive touch

Moungou A, Thonnard JL, Mouraux A. IEEE Haptics Symposium (2016); IEEE - Haptic Symposium 2016, Apr 2016, Philadelphia, United States. [PDF]

Using EEG (SS-EPs) to characterize the brain activity in response to textured stimuli in passive touch

Moungou A, Thonnard JL, Mouraux A. IEEE World Haptics Conference (2015); 7177700: 113-118.