Iqra Shahzad - PhD student (ITN Multitouch)
I joined the group for my PhD within the framework of the MSCA-ITN H2020 project called MULTITOUCH. The broad objective of my PhD is to study how the human brain integrates the multisensory information while actively touching a haptic interface. More specifically, I will investigate if the tactile motion signals generated from active touch are decoded by somatotopic coordinates or an external (visual) frame of reference. So, EEG and fMRI experiments will be conducted to explore the integration of visual and tactile motion signals in healthy as well as blind individuals. A further attempt will be made to build a model that optimally integrates the sensory signals in conditions of active touch.