Here are the articles that we are reading this week.
—Paul, Andrew & Jörn
Intensity Matters: High-intensity Interval Exercise Enhances Motor Cortex Plasticity More Than Moderate Exercise
Andrews, S.C., Curtin, D., Hawi, Z., Wongtrakun, J., Stout, J.C., and Coxon, J.P.
Cereb. Cortex (2019)
Prenatal activity from thalamic neurons governs the emergence of functional cortical maps in mice
Antón-Bolaños, N., Sempere-Ferràndez, A., Guillamón-Vivancos, T., Martini, F.J., Pérez-Saiz, L., Gezelius, H., Filipchuk, A., Valdeolmillos, M., and López-Bendito, G.
Positive reward prediction errors during decision-making strengthen memory encoding
Jang, A.I., Nassar, M.R., Dillon, D.G., and Frank, M.J.
Nat Hum Behav (2019)
Cerebellar Purkinje cells control eye movements with a rapid rate code that is invariant to spike irregularity
Payne, H.L., French, R.L., Guo, C.C., Nguyen-Vu, T.B., Manninen, T., and Raymond, J.L.
Elife 8 (2019)
Variation in sequence dynamics improves maintenance of stereotyped behavior in an example from bird song
Duffy, A., Abe, E., Perkel, D.J., and Fairhall, A.L.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (2019)
Internal Models in Biological Control
McNamee, D., and Wolpert, D.M.
Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems (2019)
Premovement suppression of corticospinal excitability may be a necessary part of movement preparation
Ibanez, J., Hannah, R., Rocchi, L., and Rothwell, J.C.
bioRxiv, 470153 (2019)
Reinforcement Learning, Fast and Slow
Botvinick, M., Ritter, S., Wang, J.X., Kurth-Nelson, Z., Blundell, C., and Hassabis, D.
Trends Cogn Sci. (2019)
Predicting fruit fly’s sensing rate with insect flight simulations
Chang, S., and Wang, Z.J.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111, 11246–11251 (2014)
Representation of a perceptual decision in developing oculomotor commands
Gold, J.I., and Shadlen, M.N.
Nature 404, 390–394 (2000)
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