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, 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

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, 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

*Habib, K., Montreuil, T,, Bertone, A. (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. 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. 


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

Licensed Psychologist, Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ)