Reading List 193


February 3, 2023

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.

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Multifaceted atlases of the human brain in its infancy
Ahmad S, Wu Y, Wu Z, Thung K-H, Liu S, Lin W, Li G, Wang L, Yap P-T
Nat Methods


Bayesian surprise shapes neural responses in somatosensory cortical circuits
English G, Ghasemi Nejad N, Sommerfelt M, Yanik MF, von der Behrens W
Cell Rep


Sensory constraints on volitional modulation of the motor cortex
Fisac CF, Chase SM


Common synaptic input, synergies and size principle: Control of spinal motor neurons for movement generation
Hug F, Avrillon S, Ibáñez J, Farina D
J Physiol


The effects of biological sex on estimates of persistent inward currents in the human lower limb
Jenz ST, Beauchamp JA, Gomes MM, Negro F, Heckman CJ, Pearcey GEP


Reduced dimension stimulus decoding and column-based modeling reveal architectural differences of primary somatosensory finger maps between younger and older adults
Kalyani A, Contier O, Klemm L, Azañon E, Schreiber S, Speck O, Reichert C, Kuehn E


Individual sensorimotor adaptation characteristics are independent across orofacial speech movements and limb reaching movements
Kitchen NM, Kim KS, Wang PZ, Hermosillo RJ, Max L
J Neurophysiol


Morphology, connectivity and encoding features of tactile and motor representations of the fingers in the human precentral and postcentral gyrus
Mastria G, Scaliti E, Mehring C, Burdet E, Becchio C, Serino A, Akselrod M
J Neurosci


Different time encoding strategies within the medial premotor areas of the primate
Merchant H, Mendoza G, Pérez O, Betancourt A, Garcia-Saldivar P, Prado L


Pyramidal cell types drive functionally distinct cortical activity patterns during decision-making
Musall S, Sun XR, Mohan H, An X, Gluf S, Li S-J, Drewes R, Cravo E, Lenzi I, Yin C, Kampa BM, Churchland AK
Nat Neurosci


Olov Oscarsson’s Description of Afferent Pathways to the Cerebellum: Excellent Physiology, Base for Anatomy, and Road Toward Understanding Function
Ruigrok TJH


Single-trial dynamics of competing reach plans in the human motor periphery
Selen LPJ, Corneil BD, Pieter Medendorp W


Temporal dynamics of the sensorimotor convergence underlying voluntary limb movement
Umeda T, Isa T, Nishimura Y
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA


Adaptive control is reversed between hands after left hemisphere stroke and lost following right hemisphere stroke
Varghese R, Gordon J, Sainburg RL, Winstein CJ, Schweighofer N
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA


A cellular taxonomy of the adult human spinal cord
Yadav A et al.


Can a Fish Learn to Ride a Bicycle? Sensorimotor Adaptation to Destabilizing Dynamics in Weakly Electric Fish
Yang Y, Yared DG, Cowan NJ

Superlab Papers

Selective recruitment: Evidence for task-dependent gating of inputs to the cerebellum
Shahshahani L, King M, Nettekoven C, Ivry R, Diedrichsen J


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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.