Arthur Courtin - PhD student (aspirant FRIA)

Group : 

André Mouraux


The first objective of my PhD is to characterize, in humans, the different afferent fiber populations and transient receptor potential (TRP) channels responsible for the ability to perceive innocuous and noxious cold. The second objective of my PhD is to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of recording cool-evoked brain potentials (CEPs) to assess the function and integrity of the thermonociceptive system. This will be achieved by conducting, in parallel, four complementary studies.



Combining topical agonists with the recording of event-related brain potentials to probe the functional involvement of TRPM8, TRPA1 and TRPV1 in heat and cold transduction in the human skin

J Pain

Courtin AS, Mouraux A

in press.


Assessing thermal sensitivity using transient heat and cold stimuli combined with a Bayesian adaptive method in a clinical setting: a proof of concept study

European Journal of Pain

Courtin AS, Maldonado Slootjes S, Caty G, Hermans MP, Plaghki L, Mouraux A.

in press.


Event-related brain potentials elicited by high-speed cooling of the skin: a robust and non-painful method to assess the spinothalamic system in humans

Clinical Neurophysiology

De Keyser R, van den Broeke E, Courtin A, Dufour A, Mouraux A.

in press.