Reading List 200


March 24, 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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Thalamus drives vocal onsets in the zebra finch courtship song
Moll F, Kranz D, Corredera Asensio A, Elmaleh M, Ackert-Smith L, Long M


Fascicle dynamics of the tibialis anterior muscle reflect whole-body walking economy
Kwak S, Chang Y
Sci Rep


Nerve injury disrupts temporal processing in the spinal cord dorsal horn through alterations in PV+ interneurons
Rankin G, Chirila A, Emanuel A, Zhang Z, Woolf C, Drugowitsch J, Ginty D


Using a chopping task to compare expert and competent motor memory
Nepotiuk A, Brown L
Journal of Neurophysiology


Three-dimensional reconstructions of mechanosensory end organs suggest a unifying mechanism underlying dynamic, light touch
Handler A, Zhang Q, Pang S, Nguyen T, Iskols M, Nolan-Tamariz M, Cattel S, Plumb R, Sanchez B, Ashjian K, Shotland A, Brown B, Kabeer M, Turecek J, Rankin G, Xiang W, Pavarino E, Africawala N, Santiago C, Lee W, Shan Xu C, Ginty D


Generalization indicates asymmetric and interactive control networks for multi-finger dexterous movements
Kamara G, Rajchert O, Solomonow-Avnon D, Mawase F
Cell Reports


The Neurochemical Mechanisms Underlying the Enhancing Effects of Rewards and Punishments on Motor Performance
Hamel R, Pearson J, Sifi L, Patel D, Hinder M, Jenkinson N, Galea J


Primate Cerebellar Scaling in Connection to the Cerebrum: A 34-Species Phylogenetic Comparative Analysis
Magielse N, Toro R, Steigauf V, Abbaspour M, Eickhoff S, Heuer K, Valk S


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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.