Reading List 103


March 5, 2021

More than 20 trainees and PIs from the Sensorimotor Superlab at Western University contribute to this reading list. Here are the articles that have interested us this week.

—the superlab


The unequal impact of parenthood in academia
Morgan AC, Way SF, Hoefer MJD, Larremore DB, Galesic M, Clauset A
Sci Adv (2021)


Biomechanics of the human thumb and the evolution of dexterity
Karakostis FA, Haeufle D, Anastopoulou I, Moraitis K, Hotz G, Tourloukis V, Harvati K
Curr Biol (2021)


Feel the light - sight independent negative phototactic response in octopus’ arms
Katz I, Shomrat T, Nesher N
J Exp Biol (2021)


Recognition memory for human motor learning
Kumar N, van Vugt FT, Ostry DJ
Curr Biol (2021)


Opposing force fields induce direction-specific sensorimotor adaptation but a non-specific perceptual shift consistent with a contraction of peripersonal space representation
Leclere NX, Sarlegna FR, Coello Y, Bourdin C
Exp Brain Res (2021)


Information about contact force and surface texture is mixed in the firing rates of cutaneous afferent neurons
Liu M, Batista A, Bensmaia S, Weber DJ
J Neurophysiol (2021)


Leveraging joint mechanics simplifies the neural control of movement
Ludvig D, Whitmore MW, Perreault EJ
bioRxiv (2021)


Savings in human force field learning supported by feedback adaptation
Mathew J, Lefèvre P, Crevecoeur F
bioRxiv (2021)


Goal-dependent tuning of muscle spindle receptors during movement preparation
Papaioannou S, Dimitriou M
Sci Adv (2021)


Development and plasticity of complex movement representations
Singleton AC, Brown AR, Teskey GC
J Neurophysiol (2021)


Learning a reach trajectory based on binary reward feedback
van der Kooij K, van Mastrigt NM, Crowe EM, Smeets JBJ
Sci Rep (2021)


Articles appear on this list because they caught our eye, but their appearance here is not necessarily an endorsement of the work. We hope that you find something on this list you might not otherwise have come across—but, as always, please read with a critical eye.