Here are the articles that we have been reading this week.

—Paul, Andrew & Jörn


Increasing muscle speed drives changes in the neuromuscular transform of motor commands during postnatal development in songbirds
Adam I, Elemans CPH
bioRxiv:2020.02.19.955799 (2020)


Physics-Based Simulations to Predict the Differential Effects of Motor Control and Musculoskeletal Deficits on Gait Dysfunction in Cerebral Palsy: A Retrospective Case Study
Falisse A, Pitto L, Kainz H, Hoang H, Wesseling M, Van Rossom S, Papageorgiou E, Bar-On L, Hallemans A, Desloovere K, Molenaers G, Van Campenhout A, De Groote F, Jonkers I
Front Hum Neurosci 14:40 (2020)


Distinct representations of finger movement and force in human motor and premotor cortices
Flint RD, Tate MC, Li K, Templer JW, Rosenow JM, Pandarinath C, Slutzky MW
bioRxiv:2020.02.18.952945 (2020)


An anatomical substrate of credit assignment in reinforcement learning
Kornfeld JM, Januszewski M, Schubert PJ, Jain V, Denk W, Fee MS
bioRxiv:2020.02.18.954354 (2020)


A model of flexible motor sequencing through thalamic control of cortical dynamics
Logiaco L, Abbott LF, Escola S
bioRxiv:2019.12.17.880153 (2020)

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The cerebellum recalibrates a feedback controller involved in motor control
Markov DA, Kist AM, Petrucco L, Portugues R
bioRxiv:2020.02.12.945956 (2020)


Spinal circuits mediate a stretch reflex between the upper limbs in humans
Muraoka T, Kurtzer I
Neuroscience (2020)

Muraoka and Kurtzer investigated inter-limb stretch reflexes in shoulder muscles. The authors provide the first evidence of a short-latency stretch reflex in non-perturbed contralateral muscles of the arm. Interestingly, this crossed short-latency reflex is of the opposite sign to the long-latency reflex. The authors go on to demonstrate independence between inter- and intra-limb stretch reflexes and suggest that inter-limb short-latency reflexes may contribute to balance control while standing upright. —CF


When vision lags, motor prediction follows
Rohde M, Altan G, Ernst MO
bioRxiv:2020.02.13.937235 (2020)


Motor training strengthens corticospinal suppression during movement preparation
Vassiliadis P, Derosiere G, Grandjean J, Duque J
bioRxiv:2020.02.14.948877 (2020)


A How-to-Model Guide for Neuroscience
Blohm G, Kording KP, Schrater PR
eNeuro 7 (2020)



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