It’s been a tumultuous week here in Canada (politics), in the U.S. (politics) and in the U.K. as well (politics). Take a break and read some science. Here is what has caught our eye this week:
Albert, S.T., Hadjiosif, A., Jang, J., Krakauer, J.W., and Shadmehr, R. (2019). Holding the arm still through subcortical mathematical integration of cortical commands. bioRxiv, 556282.
Manning, K.Y., Llera, A., Dekaban, G.A., Bartha, R., Barreira, C., Brown, A., Fischer, L., Jevremovic, T., Blackney, K., Doherty, T.J., et al. (2018). Linked MRI signatures of the brain’s acute and persistent response to concussion in female varsity rugby players. Neuroimage Clin.
Merritt, D.M., Melkis, J.G., Kwok, B., Tran, C., and van der Kooy, D. (2019). Analysis of Mutants Suggests Kamin Blocking in C. elegans is Due to Interference with Memory Recall Rather than Storage. Sci. Rep. 9, 2371.
Pilacinski, A., and Lindner, A. (2019). Distinct contributions of human posterior parietal and dorsal premotor cortex to reach trajectory planning. Sci. Rep. 9, 1962.
Seely, J.S., Kaufman, M.T., Ryu, S.I., Shenoy, K.V., Cunningham, J.P., and Churchland, M.M. (2016). Tensor Analysis Reveals Distinct Population Structure that Parallels the Different Computational Roles of Areas M1 and V1. PLoS Comput. Biol. 12, e1005164.
Xu, J., Branscheidt, M., Schambra, H., Steiner, L., Widmer, M., Diedrichsen, J., Goldsmith, J., Lindquist, M., Kitago, T., Luft, A.R., et al. (2019). Rethinking interhemispheric imbalance as a target for stroke neurorehabilitation. Ann. Neurol.
Yabe, Y., Goodale, M.A., and MacDonald, P.A. (2019). Investigating the perceived timing of sensory events triggering actions in patients with Parkinson’s disease and the effects of dopaminergic therapy. Cortex.
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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. These are just papers that have caught our attention this week. As always, please read papers with a critical eye.