Reading List 15


May 3, 2019

Here are the articles that we are reading this week, featuring work by @meganinlisbon, @Franklandlab, @sjo09, @PresNCM, @smickdougle, @ivrylab, and others.

—Paul, Andrew & Jörn


Differentially synchronized spiking enables multiplexed neural coding
Lankarany, M., Al-Basha, D., Ratté, S., and Prescott, S.A.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (2019)


Visual Perception of Joint Stiffness from Multi-Joint Motion
Huber, M.E., Folinus, C., and Hogan, N.
J. Neurophysiol. (2019)

An intriguing result that is perhaps a first step towards finding out if/how observers extract information related to mechanical impedance from vision of motion.


The influence of task outcome on implicit motor learning
Kim, H.E., Parvin, D.E., and Ivry, R.B.
Elife 8, e39882 (2019)


Memory formation in the absence of experience
Vetere, G., Tran, L.M., Moberg, S., Steadman, P.E., Restivo, L., Morrison, F.G., Ressler, K.J., Josselyn, S.A., and Frankland, P.W.
Nature Neuroscience (2019)

Sounds like science fiction for sure, and raises some interesting questions about the nature of experience and memory. An amazing technical tour-de-force worth reading. See the tweet thread for more.


Spatial and Temporal Locomotor Learning in Mouse Cerebellum
Darmohray, D.M., Jacobs, J.R., Marques, H.G., and Carey, M.R.
Neuron (2019)

Another paper from the Carey lab (@meganinlisbon), which is doing some really amazing work on motor learning in a mouse model of split-belt treadmill locomotion.


Neural Signatures of Prediction Errors in a Decision-Making Task Are Modulated by Action Execution Failures
McDougle, S.D., Butcher, P.A., Parvin, D.E., Mushtaq, F., Niv, Y., Ivry, R.B., and Taylor, J.A.
Curr. Biol. (2019)


Obtaining and maintaining cortical hand representation as evidenced from acquired and congenital handlessness
Wesselink, D.B., van den Heiligenberg, F.M., Ejaz, N., Dempsey-Jones, H., Cardinali, L., Tarall-Jozwiak, A., Diedrichsen, J., and Makin, T.R.
Elife 8 (2019)


Responses of somatosensory area 2 neurons to actively and passively generated limb movements
London, B.M., and Miller, L.E.
J. Neurophysiol. 109, 1505–1513 (2013)

From 2013—Clear and well-written, it’s enjoyable to read.


Titin force is enhanced in actively stretched skeletal muscle
Powers, K., Schappacher-Tilp, G., Jinha, A., Leonard, T., Nishikawa, K., and Herzog, W.
J. Exp. Biol. 217, 3629–3636 (2014)

Kiisa Nishikawa gave a great talk at NCM this year in Toyama, Japan. In this paper from 2014 she and her colleagues continue to challenge the sliding filament-based cross-bridge model of muscle contraction, and describe the role of the elastic protein called titin in generating force in active muscle.


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