Assistant Professor, HDR

Head of the team  Multisense & Body

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Research Projects

To perceive one’s own body movements, the brain has to efficiently merge multiple sources of sensory information derived from several modalities to form a coherent percept.

My scientific question is focused on the neural mechanisms that underlie this multisensory integration, where it takes place in the brain and to what extend this work can be useful for clinical perspectives.

  • 2017-2019  ProjetDISREMO” (CNRS – Défi Auton)

Audio-haptic interactions in texture perception and rehabilitation perspectives

  • 2012-2016 ProjetMULTISENSE” (ANR)

Multisensory integration for self-body motion perception : Human Brain mechanisms, Bayesian modeling approach and clinical perspectives (ANR# 12-JSH2-0005-01)


  • Psychophysics, electromyography, posturography
  • Multisensory stimulations, tendon vibration, visual vection, tactile vection, synthesized sounds
  • Functional brain imagery (fMRI).

Tested population : healthy young adults, healthy old adults, deafferented patients, amputees

Administratives responsabilities

  • 2014-2018      Brain Master Program (AMIDEX Projet ): Labelling of excellence for an internationalization project for the master’s degree in Neuroscience. Heads of the BMP project : JP Ranjeva, F Féron, JD Troadec, C Porcher et A Kavounoudias
  • Member of the National University Committee (section CNU 69) since 2015


  • Bachelor of Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • DIU Posturology
  • Master degree of Neurosciences
  • Master degree of psychology and neuropsychology of cognitive disturbances

Recent publications 

  • Kavounoudias A (2017) Sensation of Movement : a Multimodal Perception in: Movement sensation, Thor Grünbaum and Mark Schram Christensen Eds, Routledge, Psychology Press ed, New-York, pp. 87-109
  • Chancel M, A Kavounoudias, Guerraz M (2017) What’s left of the mirror illusion when the mirror is no longer seen? Bilateral integration of proprioceptive afferents! Neuroscience 362: 118-126
  • Wegrzyk J, Ranjeva JP, Fouré A, Kavounoudias A, Vilmen C, Mattei JP, Guye M, Maffiuletti N, Place N, Bendahan D, Gondin J (2017) Specific brain activation patterns associated with two neuromuscular electrical stimulation protocols. Scientific Reports 7(1):27-42
  • Chancel M., Blanchard C., Guerraz M, Montagnini A, Kavounoudias A. (2016) Optimal visuo-tactile integration for perception of self-hand movement. J Neurophysiol. 116(3):1522-1535
  • Chancel M, Brun C, Roulin JL, Kavounoudias A, Guerraz M (2016) Kinesthetic mirror illusions: Does the mirror matter? Exp Brain Res 234 (6): 1459-1468
  • Ackerley R, Kavounoudias A (2015) The role of tactile afference in shaping motor behaviour and implications for prosthetic innovation. Neuropsychologia 79: 192-205
  • Kaneko F, Blanchard C, Lebar N, Nazarian B, Kavounoudias A & Romaiguère P (2015) Brain regions associated to a kinesthetic illusion evoked by watching a video of one’s own moving hand PlosOne (in press)
  • Metral M, Chancel M, Brun C, Luyat M, Kavounoudias A, Michel Guerraz (2015) Kinaesthetic mirror illusion and spatial congruence Exp Brain Res 233 (Issue: 5): 1463-70.
  • Brun C, Metral M, Chancel M, Kavounoudias A, Luyat M, Guerraz (2015) Passive or simulated displacement of one arm, but not mirror vision, modulates involuntary displacements of the other. Neuroscience 285: 343-355
  • Blanchard C, Roll R, Roll JP & Kavounoudias A (2013) Differential contributions of vision, touch and muscle proprioception to the coding of hand movements. PlosOne8: 4- e62475 ; DOI: 1371/journal.pone.0062475
  • Roll R, Kavounoudias A, Albert F, Legre R, Gay A, Fabre B & Roll JP (2012) Illusory movements prevent cortical disruption caused by immobilization. NeuroImage 62: 510-519
  • Blanchard C, Roll R, Roll JP & Kavounoudias A (2011) combined contribution of tactile and proprioceptive feedback to hand movement perception. Brain Res 1382: 219-229