Paper Review and Presentation (MLSC Homework 2)

The second Homework involves reading a research paper on Motor Control or Sensorimotor Integration and doing a presentation (of 12 min.+5 min. questions) in class, in addition to submitting a review report. You will work in teams of three or two.

How will you be judged for your Homework:
There are 15 points allocated for this homework. There are 12 points for the presentation and 3 points for the review report. In your presentation, make clear concise statements about the main point of the paper, supporting experiments/data and your critical review. DO NOT run over time, you will be cut off after 12 min.. You will be judged on:

  • presentation (how well you get ideas across)

  • content (have you grasped the important point put forward by the paper)

  • critical analysis (what are your individualistic views on it)

  • background research (effort put on reading additional material and leads from the reference section)

The review report should be of max 2 page A4 sheet (min font size 10pt) including bibliography. The report should concentrate on your review, highlighting important points and other references you have read and not rewrite portions of the paper. 

Deadlines: Paper presentation will be done on March 15 and 19, 2007 at a mutually agreed time (to be decided in class). Reports are due at the time of presentation. Attendance by all groups is MANDATORY.

Paper allocation: Has been done in class on March 08, 2007

List of Papers:

Paper No. Title Day
3 MOSAIC Model for Sensorimotor Learning and Control, Haruno et al.
Team: Brian, Brian, Kostas
5 Bayesian multisensory integration and cross-modal spatial links, Deneve et al.
Team: Saunders, Harrison, Thorgeirsson
6 Bayesian decision theory in sensorimotor control, Kording and Wolpert
Team: Nicol, O'Donnell, Havoutis
1 Learning of action through adaptive combination of motor primitives, Thoroughman et al.
Team: Cui, Ekpenyong
2 Combining Sensory Information: Mandatory fusion within, but not between senses, Hillis et al.
Team: Hees, Wanthie, Yang
4 Forwarding modelling allows feedback control for fast reaching movements, Desmurget et al
Team: Ahmadi, Saal, Shaikh