E. Sánchez, R. Ferreiroa, A. Arias & L.M. Martinez (2015) The independence of imagecontrast and sharpness in the early visual pathway. Under review.

F. Matias, A.P. Milan, L.M. Martinez, S. Canals, P. Carelli, M. Copelli & C. Mirasso (2015)On the basic mechanisms of anticipated synchronization in neuronal circuits. Submitted.


J.A. Hirsch, X. Wang, F.T. Sommer & L.M. Martinez (2015) How inhibitory circuits inthalamus serve vision. Annual Review Neuroscience. 38:309-329.A.

Arias, E. Sánchez & L.M. Martinez (2015) Retinal DOG Filters: High-pass or highfrequencyenhancing filters? Artificial computation in Biology and Medicine. LNCS. 195-202.A.

Arias, E. Sánchez & L.M. Martinez (2015) Retinal DOG Filters: Effects of thediscretization process. Artificial computation in Biology and Medicine. LNCS. 249-257.


 I. Segev, L.M. Martinez & R. Zatorre (2014) Brain and art. Front. Hum. Neurosci. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00465. 

L.M. Martinez*, M. Molano-Mazón, X. Wang, F.T. Sommer & J.A. Hirsch (2014) “Statistical wiring of thalamic receptive fields optimizes spatial sampling of the retinal image”. Neuron. 81:943-56. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.12.014. Cover article. *Corresponding author

I. Benjumeda*, M. Molano-Mazón & L.M. Martinez (2014) Flowers and weeds: cell-type specific pruning in the developing visual thalamus. BMC Biology. 12:3. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-12-3.




 I. Benjumeda, A. Escalante, C. Law, D. Morales, G. Chauvin, G. Muca, J. Marquez, G. Lopez-Bendito, A. Kania*, L.M. Martinez*, E. Herrera* (2013) “Uncoupling of EphA/ephrinA signaling and spontaneous activity in neural circuit wiring”. Journal of Neuroscience 33:18208-18218. Cover Article. *Corresponding Authors.

V. Villar-Cerviño, M. Molano-Mazón, T. Catchpole, M. Valdeolmillos, M. Henkemeyer, L.M. Martínez, V. Borrell & O. Marín (2013) “Contact repulsion controls the dispersion and final distribution of Cajal-Retzius cells.”. Neuron 77: 457–471. Cover article.

D.E. Shalom, M.G. de Sousa Serro, M. Giaconia, L.M. Martinez, A. Rieznik & M. Sigman (2013) “Choosing in freedom or forced to choose? Introspective blindness to psychological forcing in stage-magic”. PLoS ONE 8(3):e58254.




 L.M. Martinez (2011) “A new angle on the role of feedforward inputs in the generation of orientation selectivity in primary visual cortex” Journal of Physiology 589.12:2921-2922.

G. Kuhn and L.M. Martinez (2011) “Misdirection: Past, present and the future” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5:172.




A. Stepanyants, L.M. Martinez, A.S. Ferecskó and Z.F. Kisvárday (2009) “The fractions of short- and long-range connections in the visual cortex” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USA 106:3555-3560.

A. Stepanyants, J.A. Hirsch, L.M. Martinez, Z.F. Kisvárday, A.S. Ferecskó and D.B. Chklovskii (2008) “Local potential connectivity in cat primary visual cortex.” Cerebral Cortex 18:13-28.



J.A. Hirsch and L.M. Martinez (2006) “Laminar processing in the cortical column”.  Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 16:377-84.

L.M. Martinez (2006) “The generation of receptive-field structure in cat primary visual cortex.”. Progress in Brain Research, 154:73-92.

 L.M. Martinez (2006) “Recent discoveries on receptive field structure”. Progress in Brain Research, 154:71-72.

 J.A. Hirsch and L.M. Martinez (2006) “Circuits that build visual cortical receptive fields”.  Trends in Neurosciences. 29:30-39.



L.M. Martinez and J.M. Alonso (2005) “Multielectrode analysis of information flow through cat primary visual cortex”. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 3561:233-241.

L.M. Martinez, Q. Wang, R.C. Reid, C. Pillai, J.M. Alonso, F.T. Sommer and J.A. Hirsch (2005) “Receptive field structure varies with layer in the primary visual cortex”. Nature Neuroscience 8:372-379. News and views article by I-h. Chou. (Matteo Carandini, Faculty of 1000)



J.A. Hirsch, L.M. Martinez, C. Pillai, J.M. Alonso, Q. Wang and F.T. Sommer (2003) “Functionally distinct inhibitory neurons at the first stage of visual cortical processing”. Nature Neuroscience 6, 1300-1308.

L.M. Martinez and J.-M. Alonso (2003) “Complex receptive fields in primary visual cortex” The Neuroscientist 8, 317-331.

C. Rivadulla, L.M. Martinez, K.L. Grieve and J. Cudeiro (2003) “Receptive field structure of burst and tonic firing in feline lateral geniculate nucleus”. Journal of Physiology (Lond) 553, 601-610.

L.M. Martinez, J.-M. Alonso, R. Clay Reid and J.A. Hirsch (2002) “Laminar processing of stimulus orientation in cat visual cortex”. Journal of  Physiology (Lond) 540, 321-333. (Kevan A.C. Martin, Faculty of 1000).

C. Rivadulla, L.M. Martinez, C. Varela and J. Cudeiro (2002) “Completing the corticofugal loop: a visual role for the corticogeniculate type 1 metabotropic glutamate receptor". Journal of Neuroscience 22, 2956-2962.

J.A. Hirsch, L.M. Martinez, J.-M. Alonso, K. Desai, C. Pillai and C. Pierre (2002) “Synaptic physiology of the flow of information in the cat’s visual cortex in vivo” Journal of Physiology (Lond) 540, 335-350. (Kevan A.C. Martin, Faculty of 1000).



L.M. Martinez* and J.-M. Alonso* (2001) “Construction of complex receptive fields in primary visual cortex”. Neuron 32, 515-525. Preview article by Ed Callaway. *Both authors contributed equally to this work. (S. Murray Sherman, Faculty of 1000)

G.A. Cecchi, M. Sigman, J.M. Alonso, L.M. Martinez, D.R. Chialvo and M. Magnasco (2000) “Noise in neurons is message dependent”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USA 97(10), 5557-5561.



J. Mariño, L. Martinez and A. Canedo (1999) “Lemniscal and sensorimotor cortical synaptic influences on cuneate neurons”. News in Physiological Science 14, 231-237.

J.A. Hirsch, C.A. Gallagher, J.M. Alonso and L.M. Martinez (1998) “Ascending projections of simple and complex cells in layer 6 of the cat striate cortex”. Journal of Neuroscience 18, 8086-8094.

J.A. Hirsch, J.M. Alonso, R.C. Reid and L.M. Martinez (1998) “Synaptic integration in Striate Cortical Simple Cells”. Journal of Neuroscience 18, 9517-9528.

J.M. Alonso* and L.M. Martinez* (1998) “Functional connectivity between simple cells and complex cells in cat striate cortex”. Nature Neuroscience 1, 395-403. *Both authors contributed equally to this work.

A. Canedo, L. Martinez and J. Mariño (1998) “Tonic and bursting activity in the cuneate nucleus of the chloralose anesthetized cat”. Neuroscience 84, 603-607.


Earlier publications 

J. Mariño, L. Martinez and A. Canedo (1996) “Coupled slow and delta oscillations between cuneothalamic and thalamocortical neurons in the chloralose anesthetized cat”. Neuroscience letters. 219, 107-110.

J. Cudeiro, C. Rivadulla, R. Rodríguez, S. Martínez-Conde, L. Martinez, K. L. Grieve and C. Acuña (1996) “Nitric oxide modulates the retinal relay to the cortex in the feline lateral geniculate nucleus by regulation of NMDA mediated activity”. European Journal of Neuroscience 8, 144-152.

J. A. Lamas, L. Martinez and A. Canedo (1995) “Caprylic acid, a medium chain saturated fatty acid, inhibits the Na+ inward current in neuroglioma (NG 108-15) cells”. Neuroscience letters. 198, 181-184.

L. Martinez, J.A. Lamas and A. Canedo (1995) “Pyramidal tract and corticospinal neurons with branching axons to the dorsal column nuclei of the cat”. Neuroscience 68, 195-206.

J. A. Lamas, L. Martinez and A. Canedo (1994) “Pericruciate fibres to the red nucleus and to the medial bulbar reticular formation”. Neuroscience 62, 115-124.


M. Maravall, L.M. Martinez & S. Canals (2015) La neurociencia de sistemas en el boomtecnológico: luces y sombras. SEBBM 183:7-11.

L.M. Martinez (2013) “A quien vas a creer”. Muy Interesante, Número de marzo. Colaboración invitada. 


L.M. Martinez (2012) “Las bases neurobiológicas de la percepción artística”. En “Creatividad y Neurociencia Cognitiva”. Ed. Fundación Tomás Pacual y Pilar Gómez-Cuétara. IMC. 


L.M. Martinez y M. Molano-Mazón (2010) “The Gray Matters” ( Scientific Blog. SM Ed. 


L. M. Martinez (2008) “El significado biológico del arte”. Nexociencia Ed. 


S. Martinez-Conde, S. Macknik, L.M. Martinez, M. Perez and O. Sánchez (2006) “Visual Illusions”. TV Documentary Script. Voz Audiovisual Productions.

S. Martinez-Conde, S. Macknik, L.M. Martinez, P.U. Tse and J.M. Alonso (2005) “Visual Illusions”. Exhibition. Museos Científicos Coruñeses (Scientific museum). A Coruña, Spain. 


S. Martinez-Conde, M. Perez and L.M. Martinez (2005) “Not all you see is real” QUO (México) (Septiembre): Cover article.

S. Martinez-Conde, M. Perez and L.M. Martinez (2005) “Flipping out in colors” QUO 118(Julio):110-115.

L.M. Martinez (2003) “The small-world phenomenon: from pop culture to popular scientific framework”. Boletin de la Sociedad Espanola de Ciencias Fisiologicas Enero, 8-11.


Colección Divulgación CSIC (2015). "Protagonistas de la ciencia". 



I. Segev, L.M. Martinez and R. Zatorre (2012) Brain and Art. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.


S. Martinez-Conde, S.L. Macknik, L.M. Martinez, J.M. Alonso and P.U. Tse (2006) Visual Perception (Volume II). Fundamentals of Awareness: Multi-Sensory Integration and High-Order Perception. Progress in Brain Research series, vol 155. Elsevier. Amsterdam.


S. Martinez-Conde, S.L. Macknik, L.M. Martinez, J.M. Alonso and P.U. Tse (2006) Visual Perception (Volume I). Fundamentals of Vision: Low and Mid-Level Processes in Perception. Progress in Brain Research series, vol 154. Elsevier. Amsterdam.

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