Luis Fernando Antón Toro

Research staff
Binge drinking

Email: lfanton@ucm.es
Phone number: (+34) 91 0679315
ORCID: 0000-0001-8262-5343
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Luis_Anton

After finishing my undergraduate degree in cognitive psychology in 2013 at UCM, I completed my Master's degree in neuroscience at UCM. I did my Master's thesis with the Laboratory of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience (LNCyC), of which I am a member since November 2014. In 2015, I started my PhD studies (with the support of a pre-doctoral fellowship granted by UCM) in the research line of intensive alcohol consumption in adolescents, or "binge drinking". The development of my doctoral thesis has focused on the characterization of neurophysiological and neuropsychological profiles of vulnerability to the onset of alcohol consumption in adolescents. Specifically, this line of work is particularly interested in exploring the relationship between abnormalities in functional brain networks of executive functioning and the development of future drinking behaviors. To this end, I have been trained in the use of electrophysiological recording techniques such as EEG and MEG, as well as in various methodologies of signal analysis, among which the study of functional connectivity stands out. In 2021, I obtained my PhD degree cum laude from the UCM.

My current work is focused on the continuation of this line of research, coordinating new projects related to neurobiological factors of vulnerability to consumption. In parallel, I have collaborated in several projects related to the study of electrophysiological profiles in children with ADHD, or characterization of brain activity associated with different modes of formal reasoning.

Main publications


  • Antón-Toro LF, Bruña R, Del Cerro-León A, Shpakivska D, Mateos-Gordo P, Porras-Truque C, García-Gómez R, Maestú F, García-Moreno LM. Electrophysiological resting-state hyperconnectivity and poorer behavioural regulation as predisposing profiles of adolescent binge drinking. Addict Biol. 2022 07; 27(4):e13199. PubMed ID: 35754100. PDF file PDF file.
  • Blanco-Ramos J, Antón-Toro LF, Cadaveira F, Doallo S, Suárez-Suárez S, Rodríguez Holguín S. Alcohol-related stimuli modulate functional connectivity during response inhibition in young binge drinkers. Addict Biol. 2022 03; 27(2):e13141. PubMed ID: 35229958.
  • Almeida-Antunes N, Antón-Toro L, Crego A, Rodrigues R, Sampaio A, López-Caneda E. "It's a beer!": Brain functional hyperconnectivity during processing of alcohol-related images in young binge drinkers. Addict Biol. 2022 03; 27(2):e13152. PubMed ID: 35229944.


  • Salto F, Requena C, Álvarez-Merino P, Antón-Toro LF, Maestú F. Brain electrical traits of logical validity. Sci Rep. 2021 Apr; 11(1):7982. PubMed ID: 33846491.
  • Susi G, Antón-Toro LF, Maestú F, Pereda E, Mirasso C. -A Spiking Neuron-Based Classifier That Combines Weight-Adjustment and Delay-Shift. Front Neurosci. 2021; 15:582608. PubMed ID: 33679293.
  • Antón-Toro LF, Bruña R, Suárez-Méndez I, Correas Á, García-Moreno LM, Maestú F. Abnormal organization of inhibitory control functional networks in future binge drinkers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 01; 218:108401. PubMed ID: 33246710. PDF file PDF file.


  • Correas A, López-Caneda E, Beaton L, Rodríguez Holguín S, García-Moreno LM, Antón-Toro LF, Cadaveira F, Maestú F, Marinkovic K. Decreased event-related theta power and phase-synchrony in young binge drinkers during target detection: An anatomically-constrained MEG approach. J Psychopharmacol. 2019 03; 33(3):335-346. PubMed ID: 30355025.


  • Susi G, Antón Toro L, Canuet L, López ME, Maestú F, Mirasso CR, Pereda E. A Neuro-Inspired System for Online Learning and Recognition of Parallel Spike Trains, Based on Spike Latency, and Heterosynaptic STDP. Front Neurosci. 2018; 12:780. PubMed ID: 30429767. PDF file PDF file.
  • Hramov AE, Frolov NS, Maksimenko VA, Makarov VV, Koronovskii AA, Garcia-Prieto J, Antón-Toro LF, Maestú F, Pisarchik AN. Artificial neural network detects human uncertainty. Chaos. 2018 Mar; 28(3):033607. PubMed ID: 29604631.

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