Reading List 252


July 5, 2024

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.

This week we continue our new feature (see below): the Sensorimotor Superlab Journal Club. In our lab meeting we discuss a paper from the list, and invite one of the authors to give a presentation and answer questions. We post a video of the meeting on YouTube, and we post a link to the video here.

—the superlab


Muscles or movements? Representation in the nascent brain sciences
Ward ZB
J Hist Biol 56:5–34


Sensorimotor learning during synchronous speech is modulated by the acoustics of the other voice
Bradshaw AR, Wheeler ED, McGettigan C, Lametti DR
Psychon Bull Rev


A sensory-motor theory of the neocortex
Nat Neurosci


Age-related changes in the susceptibility to visual illusions of size
Mazuz Y, Kessler Y, Ganel T
Sci Rep 14:14583


Temporal information in the anterior cingulate cortex relates to accumulated experiences
Wirt RA, Soluoku TK, Ricci RM, Seamans JK, Hyman JM
Curr Biol


A large-scale optogenetic neurophysiology platform for improving accessibility in NHP behavioral experiments
Griggs DJ, Bloch J, Stanis N, Zhou J, Fisher S, Jahanian H, Yazdan-Shahmorad A


Laminar CBV and BOLD response-characteristics over time and space in the human primary somatosensory cortex at 7T
Dresbach S, Gulban OF, Steinbach T, Eck J, Kashyap S, Kaas A, Weiskopf N, Goebel R, Huber R


Dermal macrophages control tactile perception under physiological conditions via NGF signaling
Tanaka T, Isonishi A, Banja M, Yamamoto R, Sonobe M, Okuda-Ashitaka E, Furue H, Okuda H, Tatsumi K, Wanaka A
Research Square


The volitional control of individual motor units is constrained within low-dimensional neural manifolds by common inputs
Rossato J, Avrillon S, Tucker K, Farina D, Hug F
J Neurosci:e0702242024


The frontal cortex adjusts striatal integrator dynamics for flexible motor timing
Yang Z, Inagaki M, Gerfen C, Fontolan L, Inagaki HK


Relations between tactile sensitivity of the finger, arm, and cheek skin over the lifespan showing decline only on the finger
Samain-Aupic L, Dione M, Ribot-Ciscar E, Ackerley R, Aimonetti J-M
Front Aging Neurosci 16:1387136


Deactivation and collective phasic muscular tuning for pointing direction: Insights from machine learning
Chambellant F, Gaveau J, Papaxanthis C, Thomas E
Heliyon 10:e33461


Motor adaptation is reduced by symbolic compared to sensory feedback
Chen Y, Abram SJ, Ivry RB, Tsay JS


Jointly looking to the past and the future in visual working memory
Liu B, Alexopoulou Z-S, van Ede F
eLife 12:RP90874


Limb-related sensory prediction errors and task-related performance errors facilitate human sensorimotor learning through separate mechanisms
Oza A, Kumar A, Sharma A, Mutha PK
PLoS Biol 22:e3002703

Journal Club

This week in the sensorimotor superlab lab meeting we welcomed Dr. Amy Orsborn (University of Washington) to discuss her recent paper:

Assistive sensory-motor perturbations influence learned neural representations
Rajeswaran P, Payeur A, Lajoie G, Orsborn AL (2024)



You can look at an archive of our previous posts here:


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.