Armando Bertone

Title: 
Dr.
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, The Neuropsychology and Cognition Research Center (CERNEC), Université de Montréal
  • Research Scientist, CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, site Hôpital Rivière-des-Praries, Montréal, Canada
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member, CogniSens Inc.
     
Contact Information
Address: 

Education Building, Room 518

Email address: 
armando.bertone [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
514-398-3448
Department: 
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Degree(s): 

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, Social Perception, 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

*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.

*Hanck, J., *Perreault, A., Cornish, K., & Bertone, A. (2012). Identification or detection tasks in developmental studies: is a shift in paradigm necessary? Journal of Vision, 12, 4. doi: 10.1167/12.6.4.

*Greffou, S., Bertone, A., Mottron, L., Hahler, E.M., Hanssens, J-M., & Faubert, J. (2012). Postural control in high-functioning autism : a fully immersive virtual reality study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 961-970. doi: 10.1007/s10803-011-1326-6.

Betrand, J.A., Lassonde, M., Manon, R., Nguyen, D., Bertone, A., Doucet, M.E., Bouthillier, A., Lepore, F. (2012). An intracranial event-related potential study on transformational apparent motion. Does its processing differ from real motion? Experimental Brain Research, 216, 145-153. doi: 10.1007/s00221-011-2920-8.

Book Chapters

Bertone, A. (2013). Acuity. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Germany: Springer.

French, L., Bertone, A., Hyde, K.L., & Fombonne, E. (2012). Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders. In J.D. Buxbaum and P.R. Hof (Eds.), The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Cornish, K.M., Bertone, A., Kogan, C., & Scerif, G. (2011). Linking genes to cognition: the case of fragile-x syndrome. In J. Burack, R.M. Hodapp, G. Iarocci, E Zigler E (Eds). The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development. New York: Oxford University Press.

Patents

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. Attended by autism/developmental neuroscience trainees, researchers and clinicians.

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. Attended by school teachers, professionals and principals. 

Specialization: 

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

Licensed Psychologist, Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ)