Here are the articles that we are reading this week.
—Paul, Andrew & Jörn
Matic, A., and Gomez-Marin, A.
A customizable tablet app for hand movement research outside the lab
J. Neurosci. Methods, 108398 (2019)
Powerful, low-cost computers and open source software may dramatically alter how and where movement science is conducted in the near future. Matic and Gomez-Martin present straightforward templates for designing finger or stylus tracking experiments on Android tablets. While planar recordings of stylus/finger movements sacrifice data richness compared to 3D and/or multi-segment recordings, the portability and low cost of tablets make this an attractive option when ease of setup is a primary concern.
Tradeoffs in optimal control capture patterns of human sensorimotor control and adaptation
Cluff, T., Crevecoeur, F., and Scott, S.H.
bioRxiv, 730713 (2019)
Remapping in cerebral and cerebellar cortices is not restricted by somatotopy
Hahamy, A., and Makin, T.
bioRxiv, 439356 (2019)
Altered auditory feedback induces coupled changes in formant frequencies during speech production
Tang, D.-L., Lametti, D.R., and Watkins, K.E.
bioRxiv, 733121 (2019)
The effects of awareness of the perturbation during motor adaptation on hand localization
Modchalingam, S., Vachon, C.M., ’t Hart, B.M., and Henriques, D.Y.P.
PLoS One 14, e0220884 (2019)
Epigenetic regulation of lateralized fetal spinal gene expression underlies hemispheric asymmetries
Ocklenburg, S., Schmitz, J., Moinfar, Z., Moser, D., Klose, R., Lor, S., Kunz, G., Tegenthoff, M., Faustmann, P., Francks, C. Epplen, J. T., Kumsta, R., Güntürkün, O.
Elife 6 (2017)
The mechanistic foundation of Weber’s law
Pardo-Vazquez, J.L., Castiñeiras-de Saa, J.R., Valente, M., Damião, I., Costa, T., Vicente, M.I., Mendonça, A.G., Mainen, Z.F., and Renart, A.
Nat. Neurosci. (2019)
Visual working memory directly alters perception
Teng, C., and Kravitz, D.J.
Nat Hum Behav 3, 827–836 (2019)
Sonogenetics is a non-invasive approach to activating neurons in Caenorhabditis elegans
Ibsen, S., Tong, A., Schutt, C., Esener, S., and Chalasani, S.H.
Nat Commun 6, 8264 (2015)
Also see this article in The Conversation: Remote control for brain cells: scientists use ultrasound waves to activate neurons.
Whisky tasting using a bimetallic nanoplasmonic tongue
Macias, G., Sperling, J.R., Peveler, W.J., Burley, G.A., Neale, S.L., and Clark, A.W.
Also see this article in The Guardian: Scientists develop ‘artificial tongue’ to detect fake whiskies: The technology can also be used to identify poisons as well as to monitor rivers.
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Please keep in mind that the appearance of a paper on our reading list should not necessarily be considered an endorsement of the work unless of course we explicitly endorse it, for example in a blurb. As always, please read papers with a critical eye.