The list contains regualr articles, book chapters and conference proceedings, all peer reviewed.


  • J. Soriano and J. Casademunt. "Neuronal Cultures: Brain's complexity and Non-equilibrium Physics in a Dish". Contributions to Science (iin press).
  • J. Soriano and I. Sendiña-Nadal. “Neuronal cultures: a model system to understand the interplay between structure and function in brain networks”, in 'Functional and anatomic connectivity in the human brain: methods and applications in neuroscience', Elsevier (in press).
  • V. Lemaire, D. Battaglia, I. Guyon, J. Soriano (Editors). "Challenges in Machine Learning Volume 11: Connectomics" (in press)


  • S. Teller, C. Granell, M. DeDomenico, J. Soriano, S. Gómez, A. Arenas, “Emergence of assortative mixing between clusters of cultured neurons”, PLoS Comput. Biol. 10, e1003796 (2014).
  • O. Stetter, J.G. Orlandi, J. Soriano, D. Battaglia, T. Geisel, “Transfer Entropy Reconstruction and Labeling of Neuronal Connections from Simulated Calcium Imaging”, PLoS One 9, e98842 (2014).
  • C. Schmeltzer, J. Soriano, I.M. Sokolov, S. Rüdiger, “Percolation of spatially constrained Erdös-Rényi networks with degree correlations”. Phys. Rev. E 89, 012116 (2014).
  • S. Teller, J. Soriano, "Dynamics in clustered neuronal cultures: a versatile experimental system for complex networks", Conference Proceedings (NDCN Workshop, Russia 2014).
  • I. Guyon, D. Battaglia, A. Guyon, V. Lemaire, J.G. Orlandi, M. Saeed, J. Soriano, A. Statnikov, O. Stetter, B. Ray, Design of the First Neuronal Connectomics Challenge: From Imaging to Connectivity", Conference Proceedings  (IEEE WCCI Congress, China 2014).


  • E. Tibau, M. Valencia, J. Soriano, “Identification of Neuronal Network Properties from the Spectral Analysis of Calcium Imaging Signals in Neuronal Cultures”, Front. Neur. Circ. 7, article 199 (2013).
  • J.G. Orlandi, J. Soriano, E. Álvarez-Lacalle, S. Teller, J. Casademunt, “Noise focusing and the emergence of coherent activity in neuronal cultures”. Nat. Physics 9, 582-590 (2013).
  • J. Orlandi, E. Álvarez-Lacalle, J. Soriano, J. Casademunt, "The emergence of spontaneous  activity in neuronal cultures", AIP Conf. Proc. (12th Granada Seminar) 1510, 25 (2013).
  • S. Teller, J. Soriano, "Experiments on Clustered Neuronal Networks", AIP Conf. Proc. (12th Granada Seminar) 1510, 244 (2013). 
  • E. Tibau, C. Bendiksen, S. Teller, N. Amigó, J. Soriano, "Activity-connectivity: Dynamics in Patterned Neuronal Cultures", AIP Conf. Proc. (12th Granada Seminar) 1510, 54 (2013).
  • O. Stetter, J. Soriano, T. Geisel, D. Battaglia, "From structure to function, via dynamics", AIP Conf. Proc. (12th Granada Seminar) 1510, 64 (2013).


  • O. Stetter, D. Battaglia, J. Soriano, T. Geisel, “Model-Free Reconstruction of Excitatory Neuronal Connectivity from Calcium Imaging Signals”. PLoS Comput. Biol. 8, e1002653 (2012).
  • D. Battaglia, J. Soriano, O.  Stetter, "Function follows dynamics, not (only) structure: from neural cultures to flexible information routing in the brain", Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications, IEICE Conference Proceedings 1, 551 (2012).
  • J.G. Orlandi, E. Álvarez-Lacalle, S. Teller, J. Casademunt, J. Soriano, "The role of connectivity and noise in the emergence of spontaneous activity in cultured neuronal networks", Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications, IEICE Conference Proceedings 1, 547(2012).


  • O. Cohen, A. Keselman, E. Moses, M. Rodríguez-Martínez, J. Soriano, T Tlusty, "Quorum Percolation: More is Different in Living Neural Networks", Europhys. Lett., 89, 18008 (2010).
  • S. Jacobi, J. Soriano, E. Moses. "BDNF and NT-3 increase velocity of activity front propagation in uni-dimensional hippocampal cultures", J. Neurophysiol. 104, 2932 (2010).
  • S. Jacobi, J. Soriano, M. Segal, E. Moses, "BDNF and NT-3 increase excitatory input connectivity in rat hippocampal cultures", Eur. J Neurosci. 30, 998 (2009).
  • J. Soriano, M. Rodríguez-Martínez, T. Tlusty, E. Moses. “Development of Input Connections in Neural Cultures”, PNAS 105, 13758-13763 (2008).
  • J. Soriano, I. Breskin, E. Moses, T. Tlusty, "Percolation approach to study connectivity in living neural networks", AIP Conf. Proc. (6th Granada Seminar) 887, 96 (2007).
  • J.-P. Eckman, O. Feinerman, L. Gruendlinger, E. Moses, J. Soriano, T. Tlusty, “The Physics of Living Neural Networks”, Phys. Rep. 449, 54-76 (2007).
  • I. Breskin, J. Soriano, E. Moses, T. Tlusty. “Percolation in Living Neural Networks”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 188102 (2006).


  • A. Gamba, M. Nicodemi, J. Soriano, A. Ott. "Axis defining Symmetry Breaking and Critical Behavior in Hydra Embryonic Development", Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 158103 (2012).
  • J. Soriano, S. Rüdiger, P.A. Pullarkat, A. Ott. "Mechano-genetic coupling of Hydra symmetry breaking and driven Turing instability mode", Biophys. J. 96, 1649 (2009).
  • M. Kücken, J. Soriano, P.A. Pullarkat, A. Ott, E.M. Nicola. "An osmoregulatory basis for shape oscillations in regenerating Hydra", Biophys. J. 95, 978 (2008).
  • J. Soriano, C. Colombo, A. Ott. “Hydra Molecular Network Reaches Criticality at the Symmetry-Breaking, Axis-Defining Moment”. Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 258102 (2006).


  • J. Soriano, A. Mercier, A. Planet, A. Hernández-Machado, M.A. Rodríguez, J. Ortín,  "Anomalous roughening of viscous fluid fronts in spontaneous imbibition", Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 026102. (2005).
  • J Soriano, J. Ortín, A. Hernández-Machado, "Anomalous roughening in experiments of interfaces in Hele-Shaw flows with strong quenched disorder", Phys. Rev. E. 67, 1539 (2003).
  • J. Soriano, J.J. Ramasco, M.A. Rodríguez, A. Hernández-Machado, J. Ortín, "Anomalous roughening of Hele-Shaw flows with quenched disorder", Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 026102 (2002).
  • J. Soriano, J. Ortín, A. Hernández-Machado, "Experiments of interfacial roughening of Hele-Shaw flows with weak quenched disorder", Phys. Rev. E. 66, 031603 (2002).
  • A. Hernández-Machado, J. Soriano, A.M. Lacasta, M.A. Rodríguez, A. Ramírez-Piscina, J. Ortín, "Interface roughening in Hele-Shaw flows with quenched disorder: experimental and theoretical results", Europhys. Lett. 55, 194 (2001).


  • M. Rodríguez-Martínez; J. Soriano; T. Tlusty; I. Furman; Y. Pilpel. "Messenger RNA fluctuations and regulatory RNAs shape the dynamics of a negative feedback loop", Phys. Rev. E. 81, 031924 (2010).
  • J. Soriano, I. Braslavsky, Di Xu, O. Krichevsky, J. Stavans. “Universality of Persistence Exponents in Two-dimensional Ostwald Ripening”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 226101 (2009).
  • Ll. Carrillo, J. Soriano, J. Ortín, "Interfacial instabilities of a fluid annulus in a rotating Hele-Shaw cell", Phys. Fluids 12, 1685 (2000).
  • Ll. Carrillo, J. Soriano, J. Ortín, "Radial displacement of a fluid annulus in a rotating Hele-Shaw cell", Phys. Fluids 11, 778 (1999).


  • J. Casademunt, J.G. Orlandi, J. Soriano, "Dinámica colectiva de las redes neuronales", Mente y Cerebro, Julio 2014. Link. PDF.
  • J. Soriano,"The problem of neuronal connectivity: how physicists can contribute to neuroscience", EL PAÍS, 2012. Link.
  • J. Soriano, "Das Gehirn als physikalische Größe", [The Brain for Physicists], FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE, 2011. Link.

Comments on our research

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  • A physicist enthuses about criticality in biological development", Research Highlights (Journal Club), Nature 451, 111 (2008).