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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Population coding strategies in human tactile afferents
Corniani G, Casal MA, Panzeri S, Saal HP
PLoS Comput Biol


Molecular identity of proprioceptor subtypes innervating different muscle groups in mice
Dietrich S, Company C, Song K, Lowenstein ED, Riedel L, Birchmeier C, Gargiulo G, Zampieri N
Nat Commun


A complex reach direction rule that delays reaction time causes alternating excitation and inhibition in express muscle responses and corticospinal excitability
Divakar R, Loeb GE, Corneil BD, Wallis G, Carroll TJ


The hippocampus binds movements to their temporal position in a motor sequence
Dolfen N, Reverberi S, Op de beeck H, King BR, Albouy G


Comparing the speed of action initiation and action inhibition
Du Y, Forrence AD, Metcalf DM, Haith AM


Can moving in a redundant workspace accelerate motor adaptation?
Esfandiari J, Razavizadeh S, Stenner M-P
J Neurophysiol


Towards a somatosensory theory of speech perception
Franken MK, Liu BC, Ostry DJ
J Neurophysiol


Distinct patterns of cortical manifold expansion and contraction underlie human sensorimotor adaptation
Gale DJ, Areshenkoff CN, Standage DI, Nashed JY, Markello RD, Flanagan JR, Smallwood J, Gallivan JP
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA


Multitask representations in the human cortex transform along a sensory-to-motor hierarchy
Ito T, Murray JD
Nat Neurosci


Dynamic Predictive Coding: A New Model of Hierarchical Sequence Learning and Prediction in the Cortex
Jiang LP, Rao RPN


Cortical-hippocampal coupling during manifold exploration in motor cortex
Kim J, Joshi A, Frank L, Ganguly K


Has the concept of systems consolidation outlived its usefulness? Identification and evaluation of premises underlying systems consolidation
Moscovitch M, Gilboa A
Fac Rev


Vector production via mental navigation in the entorhinal cortex
Neupane S, Fiete I, Jazayeri M


Direct neural perturbations reveal a dynamical mechanism for robust computation
O’Shea DJ, Duncker L, Goo W, Sun X, Vyas S, Trautmann EM, Diester I, Ramakrishnan C, Deisseroth K, Sahani M, Shenoy KV


Space is a latent sequence: Structured sequence learning as a unified theory of representation in the hippocampus
Raju RV, Swaroop Guntupalli J, Zhou G, Lázaro-Gredilla M, George D
arXiv [q-bioNC]


Orthogonal neural encoding of targets and distractors supports multivariate cognitive control
Ritz H, Shenhav A


Integrated neural dynamics of sensorimotor decisions and actions
Thura D, Cabana J-F, Feghaly A, Cisek P
PLoS Biol


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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.