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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Disentangling temporal and rate codes in primate somatosensory cortex
Callier T, Gitchell T, Harvey MA, Bensmaia SJ


Supercomputers and Reverse Engineering of Motoneuron Firing Patterns
Chardon MK, Curtis Wang Y, Garcia M, Besler E, Andrew Beauchamp J, D’Mello M, Powers RK, Heckman CJ


A dual-stage dual-threshold evidence accumulation theory for decision-making, motor preparation, and motor execution
Dendauw E, Evans NJ, Logan GD, Gajdos T, Haffen E, Bennabi D, Servant M


A subcortical origin for rapid, target-oriented corticospinal excitability changes during visually guided reaching
Divakar R, Loeb GE, Corneil BD, Wallis G, Carroll TJ


Data-driven discovery of intrinsic dynamics
Floryan D, Graham MD
Nature Machine Intelligence


Compositional coding of individual finger movements in human posterior parietal cortex and motor cortex enables ten-finger decoding
Guan C, Aflalo T, Kadlec K, Gámez de Leon J, Rosario ER, Bari A, Pouratian N, Andersen RA


Visuomotor interactions in the mouse forebrain mediated by extrastriate cortico-cortical pathways
Hovde K, Rautio IV, Hegstad AM, Witter MP, Whitlock JR


BCI learning phenomena can be explained by gradient-based optimization
Humphreys PC, Daie K, Svoboda K, Botvinick M, Lillicrap TP


Tuning of motor outputs produced by spinal stimulation during voluntary control of torque directions in monkeys
Kaneshige M, Obara K, Suzuki M, Tazoe T, Nishimura Y
Elife 11


How science can do better for neurodivergent people
Pells R


Familiar size affects perception differently in virtual reality and the real world
Rzepka AM, Hussey KJ, Maltz MV, Babin K, Wilcox LM, Culham JC
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci


Muscle spindles and their role in maintaining robust locomotion
Santuz A, Akay T
J Physiol


Expressive architectures enhance interpretability of dynamics-based neural population models
Sedler AR, Versteeg C, Pandarinath C
arXiv [q-bioNC]


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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.