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


Dynamical independence: discovering emergent macroscopic processes in complex dynamical systems
Barnett L, Seth AK
arXiv [nlinAO] (2021)


Extreme sparsity gives rise to functional specialization
Béna G, Goodman DFM
arXiv [q-bioNC] (2021)


The Amygdala Responds Rapidly to Flashes Linked to Direct Retinal Innervation: A Flash-evoked Potential Study Across Cortical and Subcortical Visual Pathways
Chen Y, Ni Y, Zhou J, Zhou H, Zhong Q, Li X, Zhang J, Ma Y, Wei J
Neurosci Bull (2021)


Eye-hand coordination during online reach corrections is task-dependent
de Brouwer AJ, Spering M


The whole prefrontal cortex is premotor cortex
Fine JM, Hayden BY
arXiv [q-bioNC] (2021)


The Impact of Gender on Researchers’ Assessment: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Franco MC, Helal L, Cenci MS, Moher D
J Clin Epidemiol (2021)


Age-related increases in reaction time result from slower preparation, not delayed initiation
Hardwick RM, Forrence AD, Costello MG, Zackowski K, Haith AM
bioRxiv:2021.06.12.448183 (2021)


The organizational principles of de-differentiated topographic maps in somatosensory cortex
Liu P, Chrysidou A, Doehler J, Hebart MN, Wolbers T, Kuehn E
Elife 10 (2021)


Distributional reinforcement learning in prefrontal cortex
Muller TH, Butler JL, Veselic S, Miranda B, Behrens TEJ, Kurth-Nelson Z, Kennerley SW


Dendritic calcium signals in rhesus macaque motor cortex drive an optical brain-computer interface
Trautmann EM et al.
Nat Commun 12:1–20 (2021)


Clock time: a foreign measure to brain dynamics
van Bree S, Melcón M, Kolibius L, Kérren C, Wimber M, Hanslmayr S


Novel Insights Into Biarticular Muscle Actions Gained From High-Density Electromyogram
Watanabe K, Vieira TM, Gallina A, Kouzaki M, Moritani T
Exerc Sport Sci Rev 49:179–187 (2021)

Superlab Papers

Sensitivity to Error During Visuomotor Adaptation is Similarly Modulated by Abrupt, Gradual and Random Perturbation Schedules
Coltman SK, van Beers RJ, Pieter Medendorp W, Gribble PL


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.