Each Friday we will publish a list of 10 papers that we have seen over the past week that have sparked our interest. They may be new or they may be oldies-but-goodies. They may be published in journals, or preprints on arXiv or bioRXiv. They may be blog posts or GitHub code repositories.

Here is this week’s list:

  1. Berniker, M., and Penny, S. (2018). A normative approach to neuromotor control. Biol. Cybern.

  2. Biswas, D., Arend, L.A., Stamper, S.A., Vágvölgyi, B.P., Fortune, E.S., and Cowan, N.J. (2018). Closed-Loop Control of Active Sensing Movements Regulates Sensory Slip. Curr. Biol.

  3. Dhakal, V., Feit, A.M., Kristensson, P.O., and Oulasvirta, A. (2018). Observations on Typing from 136 Million Keystrokes. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM), p. 646.

  4. Hardwick, R.M., Forrence, A.D., Krakauer, J.W., and Haith, A.M. (2018). Time-dependent competition between habitual and goal-directed response preparation. bioRxiv, 201095.

  5. Hoffman, B.U., Baba, Y., Griffith, T.N., Mosharov, E.V., Woo, S.-H., Roybal, D.D., Karsenty, G., Patapoutian, A., Sulzer, D., and Lumpkin, E.A. (2018). Merkel Cells Activate Sensory Neural Pathways through Adrenergic Synapses. Neuron 100, 1401–1413.e6.
    Norepinephrine is the Merkel cell neurotransmitter and adrenergic receptors are required to generate the classic slowly-adapting type I response.

  6. McDougle, S.D., and Taylor, J.A. (2019). Dissociable cognitive strategies for sensorimotor learning. Nat. Commun. 10, 40.

  7. Mhatre, N., Sivalinghem, S., and Mason, A.C. (2018). Posture controls mechanical tuning in the black widow spider mechanosensory system. bioRxiv, 484238.

  8. Pandarinath, C., O’Shea, D.J., Collins, J., Jozefowicz, R., Stavisky, S.D., Kao, J.C., Trautmann, E.M., Kaufman, M.T., Ryu, S.I., Hochberg, L.R., et al. (2018). Inferring single-trial neural population dynamics using sequential auto-encoders. Nat. Methods.

  9. Parrell, B., Lammert, A.C., Ciccarelli, G., and Quatieri, T.F. (2019). Current Models of Speech Motor Control: A Control-Theoretic Overview of Architectures & Properties. bioRxiv, 197285.

  10. Yang, G.R., Joglekar, M.R., Song, H.F., Newsome, W.T., and Wang, X.-J. (2019). Task representations in neural networks trained to perform many cognitive tasks. Nat. Neurosci.