Demertzi A, Kucyi A, Ponce-Alvarez A, Keliris GA, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Deco G (2022) Functional network antagonism and consciousness. Network Neuroscience, 6(4):998–1009

Ponce-Alvarez A, Uhrig L, Deco N, Signorelli CM, Kringelbach ML, Jarraya B, Deco G (2022) Macroscopic quantities of collective brain activity during wakefulness and anesthesia. Cerebral Cortex  32(2), 298–311


López-González A, Panda R, Ponce-Alvarez A, Zamora-López G, Escrichs A, Martial C, Thibaut A, Gosseries O, Kringelbach ML, Annen J, Laureys S, Deco G (2021) Loss of consciousness reduces the stability of brain hubs and the heterogeneity of brain dynamics. Nature Communications Biology, 4:1037.

Pfeffer T, Ponce-Alvarez A, Meindertsma T, Gahnström C, van den Brink RL, Nolte G, Tsetsos K, Engel AK, Deco G, Donner TH (2021) Circuit mechanisms for the chemical modulation of cortex-wide network interactions and exploration behavior. Science Advances, 7(29), eabf5620.

Jobst BM, Atasoy S, Ponce-Alvarez A, Sanjuán A, Roseman L, Kaelen M, Carhat-Harris R, Kringelbach ML, Deco G (2021) Increased sensitivity to strong perturbations in a whole-brain model of LSD. NeuroImage 230, 117809


Ponce-Alvarez A, Mochol G, Hermoso-Mendizabal A, de la Rocha J, Deco G (2020) Cortical state transitions and stimulus response evolve along stiff and sloppy parameter dimensions, respectively. eLife 9, e53268.

Tatsuno M, Malek S, Kalvi L, Ponce-Alvarez A, Ali K, Euston D, Grün S, McNaughton B (2020) Memory reactivation in rat medial prefrontal cortex occurs in a subtype of cortical UP state during slow-wave sleep. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 375, 20190227.


Hahn G, Ponce-Alvarez A, Deco G, Aertsen A, Kumar A (2019) Portraits of communication in neuronal networks. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 20, 117-127.

Demirtaş M, Ponce-Alvarez A, Gilson M, Hagmann P, Mantini D, Betti V, Romani GL, Friston K, Corbetta M, Deco G (2019) Distinct modes of functional connectivity induced by movie-watching. NeuroImage 184, 335-348.


Ponce-Alvarez A, Jouary A*, Privat M, Deco G, Sumbre G (2018) Whole-brain neuronal activity displays crackling noise dynamics. Neuron 100, 1446-1459.

Glomb K, Ponce-Alvarez A, Gilson M, Ritter P, Deco G (2018) Stereotypical modulations in dynamic functional connectivity explained by changes in BOLD variance. NeuroImage 171, 40-54.

Saenger VM, Ponce-Alvarez A, Adhikari M, Hagmann P, Deco G, Corbetta M (2018) Linking Entropy at Rest with the Underlying Structural Connectivity in the Healthy and Lesioned Brain. Cerebral Cortex 28, 2948–2958.


Hahn G, Ponce-Alvarez A, Monier C, Benvenuti G, Kumar A, Chavane F, Deco G, Frégnac Y (2017) Spontaneous cortical activity is transiently poised close to criticality. PLoS Computational Biology 13(5):e1005543.

Jobst BM, Hindriks R, Laufs H, Tagliazucchi E, Hahn G, Ponce-Alvarez A, Stevner ABA, Kringelbach ML, Deco G (2017) Increased Stability and Breakdown of Brain Effective Connectivity During Slow-Wave Sleep: Mechanistic Insights from Whole-Brain Computational Modelling. Scientif Reports 7(1):4634.

Glomb K, Ponce-Alvarez A, Gilson M, Ritter P, Deco G (2017) Resting state networks in empirical and simulated dynamic functional connectivity. NeuroImage 159, 388-402.


Gilson M, Moreno-Bote R, Ponce-Alvarez A, Ritter P, Deco G (2016) Estimation of Directed Effective Connectivity from fMRI Functional Connectivity Hints at Asymmetries of Cortical Connectome. PLoS Computational Biology e1004762.


Ponce-Alvarez A, He B, Deco G (2015b) Task-Driven Activity Reduces the Cortical Activity Space of the Brain: Experiment and Whole-Brain Modeling. PLoS Computational Biology e1004445.

Ponce-Alvarez A, Deco G, Hagmann P, Romani GL, Mantini D, Corbetta M (2015a) Resting-state temporal synchronization networks emerge from connectivity topology and heterogeneity. PLoS Computational Biology e1004100.

Ponce-Alvarez A and Deco G (2015) The Emergence of Spontaneous and Evoked Functional Connectivity in a Large-Scale Model of the Brain in Arthur Toga (eds), Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference, Elsevier, vol. 1, 571-579. ISBN 978-0-12-397316-0.


Deco G, Ponce-Alvarez A*, Hagmann P, Romani GL, Mantini D, Corbetta M (2014) How local excitation-inhibition ratio impacts the whole brain dynamics. Journal of Neuroscience 34(23):7886-98.


Ponce-Alvarez A, Thiele A*, Albright TD, Stoner GR, Deco G (2013) Stimulus-dependent variability and noise correlations in cortical MT neurons. PNAS 110(32):13162-7.

Deco G, Ponce-Alvarez A*, Mantini D, Romani GL, Hagmann P, Corbetta M (2013) Resting-state functional connectivity emerges from structurally and dynamically shaped slow linear fluctuations. Journal of Neuroscience 33(27):11239-52.


Confais J, Kilavik BE, Ponce-Alvarez A, Riehle A (2012) On the anticipatory precue activity in motor cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 32(44):15359-68.

Ponce-Alvarez A, Nácher V, Luna R, Riehle A, Romo R (2012) Dynamics of cortical neuronal ensembles transit from decision making to storage for later report. Journal of Neuroscience 32(35):11956-69.

Kilavik BE, Ponce-Alvarez A, Trachel R, Confais J, Takerkart S, Riehle A (2012) Context-related frequency modulations of macaque motor cortical LFP beta oscillations. Cerebral Cortex 22(9):2148-59.


Kilavik BE, Confais J, Ponce-Alvarez A, Diesmann M, Riehle A (2010) Evoked potentials in motor cortical local field potentials reflect task timing and behavioral performance. Journal of Neurophysiology 104(5):2338-51.

Ponce-Alvarez A, Kilavik BE, Riehle A (2010) Comparison of local measures of spike time irregularity and relating variability to firing rate in motor cortical neurons. Journal of Computational Neuroscience 29(1-2):351-65.


Kilavik BE, Roux S, Ponce-Alvarez A, Confais J, Grün S, Riehle A (2009) Long-term modifications in motor cortical dynamics induced by intensive practice. Journal of Neuroscience 29(40):12653-63.


Johnson LR, Hou M, Ponce-Alvarez A, Gribelyuk L, Alphs H, Albert Jr L, Brown BL, LeDoux J and Doyere V (2008) A recurrent network in the lateral amygdala: a mechanism for coincidence detection. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2:3.