Mónica Otero Ferreiro

email: monica.otero@uss.cl

Associate Professor at Facultad de Ingeniería, Arquitectura y Diseño, Universidad San Sebastián, Santiago, Chile
Associate Investigator Centro Ciencia & Vida, Fundación Ciencia & Vida, Santiago, Chile

I am an Investigator and Associate Professor at the Facultad de Ingeniería, Arquitectura y Diseño, Universidad San Sebastián. My research interests include the modelling of brain dynamics at different scales, the study of brain oscillations and their functionality in the brain and the entrainment of brain oscillations using non-invasive stimulation. My research involves the use of experimental and modelling tools with the aim of contributing to the enhancement of sensory stimulation techniques. During my Phd thesis project, my research goal was to investigate the persistence of the entrainment using EEG recordings and neural mass models of a cortical column. We demonstrated an effect of the phase of the EEG signal at the time the stimulus ceased in the persistence duration. In my current project we are interested in the modelling of large-scale neuronal networks to simulate the effect of neuronal entrainment using periodic stimulation.


  • 2020 – Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile
  • 2008 – BSc. in Computer Science at Universidad de La Habana, Cuba.

Research Area

  • Brain Dynamics modeling
  • Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience

Research interests

  • Large-scale models of brain networks
  • EEG, neural entrainment, SSVEP
  • Models of entrainment and modulation of perceptual responses
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Neural mass models of brain oscillations