Armando Bertone

Academic title(s): 
  • Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
  • Director, Summit Centre for Education, Research and Training (SCERT)
  • Supervisor, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal
  • Research Scientist, CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, site Hôpital en santé mentale Rivière-des-Praries, Montréal, Canada
  • Research Scientist, The Neuropsychology and Cognition Research Center (CERNEC), Université de Montréal
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member, CogniSens Inc.
Contact Information

Education Building, Room 518

Email address: 
armando.bertone [at]
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University

Postdoctoral Fellow,  École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal

Ph.D., Université de Montréal: Clinical/Experimental Neuropsychology

M.Ps., Université de Montréal: Clinical Psychology

M.A., Concordia University: Experimental Psychology

Area of expertise: 

Autism Spectrum Conditions, Cognitive Assessment and Training, Perceptual Learning, Development of Visual and Auditory Processes, Multisensory Integration, and Technology Transfer.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ) Research Scholar Award (J2) (2016-20)

William Dawson Scholar Award - McGill University Institutional Recognition Award (2015-20)

Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ) Research Scholar Award (J1) (2011-15)

Graduate supervision: 

School/Applied Child Psychology

Human Development (relevant to research areas)

Selected publications: 

Journal Articles (last 5 years)

*indicates a graduate or postdoctoral trainee

*Tullo, D., Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (2018). The characterization of attention resource capacity and its relationship with non-verbal intelligence: A multiple object tracking study. Intelligence, 69, 158–168.

*Habib, K., Montreuil, T., BertoneA. (2018). Social learning through structured exercise for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

*Tullo, D., *Guy, J., Faubert, J. & Bertone, A. (2018). Training with a three-dimensional multiple object-tracking (3D-MOT) paradigm improves attention in students with a neurodevelopmental condition: A randomized controlled trial. Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12670.  

*Bao, V., Collignon, O., Mottron, L., & Bertone, A (2017). Multisensory integration in autism spectrum disorders: Investigating the presence of auditory-guided visual illusions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 2535-43. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3172-7

*Guy, J., Habak, C., Wilson, H.R., Mottron, L., & Bertone, A. (2017) Face perception develops similarly across viewpoint in children and adolescents with and without autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Vision, 7(1):38. doi: 10.1167/17.1.38

*Guy, J., Mottron, L., Berthiaume, C., & Bertone, A. (2016). A developmental perspective of global and local visual perception in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders [Epub ahead of print]

*Guy, J., Mottron, L., Berthiaume, C., & Bertone, A. (2016). The development of contrast sensitivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Research, 9, 866-878. doi: 10.1002/aur.1579. 

*Perreault, A., Habak, C., Mottron, L., Lepore, F., & Bertone, A (2015). Local information influences visual shape perception in autism. Neuropsychologia, 77, 380-386. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.09.022

*Morin, K., *Guy, J., Habak, C., Wilson, H.R., Pagani, L., Mottron, L., Bertone, A. (2015). Atypical face perception in autism : a point of view? Autism Research, 8, 497-506. doi: 10.1002/aur.1464.

Dormal, G., Lepore, F., Harissi-Dagher, M., Albouy, G., Tucholska, A., Bertone, A., Rossion, B., & Collignon, O. (2015). Tracking the evolution of crossmodal plasticity and visual recovery before and after sight-restoration. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113, 1727-42. doi: 10.1152/jn.00420.2014.

Meilleur, A-A.S., Berthiaume, C., Bertone, A., & Mottron, L. Autism-specific covariation of perceptual performances:  “ g ” or “ p ” factor? PlosOne, 9(8): e103781. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103781.

*Kéïta, L., *Guy, J., Berthiaume, C., Mottron, L., & Bertone, A. (2014). Behavioral evidence for altered spatial processing in autism: biased sensitivity for high-spatial frequency information. Scientific Reports, 4:5475. doi: 10.1038/srep05475.

*Perreault, A., Habak, C., Lepore, F., & Bertone, A. (2013). Investigating the developmental interaction between low- and intermediate-level spatial perception. Journal of Vision. doi: 10.1167/13.14.17.

B.Rivest, J., Jemel, B., Bertone, A., McKerral, M., & Mottron, L. (2013). Luminance- and texture-defined spatial information processing in school-aged children with autism. PlosOne, 8(10): e78978. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078978.

Charbonneau, G., Bertone, A., Lassonde, M., Nassim, M., Lepore, F., A Mottron, L. & Collignon, O. (2013). Multi-level deficits in the multisensory processing of dynamic emotion expression in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Neuropsychologia, 51, 1001-1010. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.02.009.

Collignon, O., Charbonneau, G., Nassim, M., Peters, F., Lassonde, M., Mottron, L., Lepore, F., & Bertone, A. (2013). Reduced multisensory facilitation in persons with autism. Cortex, 49, 1704-1710. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2012.06.001.


Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (2010). Device and method for measuring mild perceptual impairment. International Pub. No. WO/2010/105370

Selected talks and presentations: 

Bertone, A (May, 2017). Developing attention training paradigms for children with neurodevelopmental conditions: lessons for the lab. 1st Centre for Research in Human Development (CRDH) Biennial Symposium on Knowledge Mobilization: Translating developmental science of youth into practice. Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. 

Bertone, A. (March, 2017). Defining cognitive phenotypes in Autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions: implication for assessment and remediation. International Conference on Educational Neuroscience, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Bertone, A. (March, 2016). Defining perceptual and cognitive phenotypes across neurodevelopmental conditions: implication for assessment and remediation. ART-NeuroDevNet 3rd Biennial Winter Institute, Banff, Canada.

Bertone, A (August, 2015). Sensory issues in Autism. Autism Research Training Program, CIHR Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR). McGill University, Canada.

Bertone, A (March, 2014). Mild Perceptual Impairment. Centre for Research in Human Development (CRDH) Symposium Series : Sensory development Influencing Development Across the Lifespan, Concordia University, Canada. 

Bertone, A. (November, 2014). Visuo-perceptual training : increasing attention and concentration in the classroom. Summit School, Montreal. 


Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist (Specialization), Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ)  

Licensed Psychologist, Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ)