Dr. Armando Bertone

Associate Professor
Academic title(s): 

William Dawson Scholar | Director, Perceptual Neuroscience Lab for Autism and Development  | FRQ-S Research Scholar Award J1 (2011-15) & J2 (2016-20)

Dr. Armando Bertone
Contact Information
Email address: 
armando.bertone [at] mcgill.ca

Education Building
3700 rue McTavish
Montréal, Quebec H3A 1Y2

Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)
Professional activities: 
  • Director, Summit Centre for Education, Research and Training
  • Research Scientist, Children and Adolescents Mental Health Research Program, CIUSS-NIM, Rivière-des-Prairies Mental Health Research Hospital
  • Associate Member, Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR), Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Developmental Psychology & Inclusive Education
Educational Technology & Teaching Innovation
Areas of expertise: 
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Cognitive Assessment and Training
  • Perceptual Learning
  • Development of Visual and Auditory Processes
  • Multisensory Integration
  • Technology Transfer

Dr. Armando Bertone is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University, a Research Scientist in the Children and Adolescents Mental Health Research Program of the Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (CIUSSS) of Nord-de-l'île-de-Montréal (NIM), and a licensed neuropsychologist (Quebec Order of Psychologists).

Dr. Bertone directs the Perceptual Neuroscience Lab for Autism and Development, with satellite locations on McGill campus and at the pediatric Rivières-des-Prairies Hospital. His research strives to understand sensory-related cognition and behaviour in autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions at different periods of development. Dr. Bertone’s lab and school-based research programs have led to the development of fruitful relationships with several schools across Canada.

As Co-Founder and Director of the Summit Centre for Education, Research, and Training (SCERT), Dr. Bertone leads knowledge translation and outreach activities between academics, professionals, teachers, parents, and the community through the SCERT by organizing public lectures, professional workshops and conferences led by internationally recognized leaders in academic and professional spheres.

Dr Bertone’s work has been funded by tri-council (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC), provincial (FRQ-S), private-sector (Scottish Rite Foundation) and other organizations. He also holds patents originating from his lab-based work that describe a procedure and device presented as a non-verbal early detection, assessment and reliable monitoring system that can accurately and consistently measure alterations in neural functioning across a variety of patient populations.

  • 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
Prizes and Awards: 
William Dawson Scholar
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • William Dawson Scholar Award
  • Fonds de la Recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS) - Research Scholar Award J1 (2011-2015) & J2 (2016-2020)
Selected publications: 
  • *Basma, B., Savage, R. & Bertone, A (2024). The N400 in atypical readers: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Psychophysiol, 196, 112283. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2023.112283
  • Stubbert, E, Tullo, D., Faubert, J., BertoneA., & Burack, J.A. (2023).Biological motion and multiple object tracking performance develop similarly from childhood through early adolescence. Cogn Dev. 67. doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2023.101360
  • *Oh, H. J., BertoneA., & Luk G. (2023). Reading comprehension and cognitive correlates in multilingual children and adolescents. Transl Issues Psychol Sci. doi: 10.1037/tps0000375
  • Tullo, D., *Levy, B., Faubert, J. & Bertone, A. (2023). Characterizing attention resource capacity in autism : A multiple object tracking study. J Autism Dev Disord. doi: 10.1007/s10803-023-05974-z
  • *Oh, J., *Basma, B., BertoneA., & Luk, G. (2023). Assessments of English reading and language comprehension in bilingual children: A systematic review 2010-2021. Can J Sch Psychol. doi: 10.1177/08295735231183608
  • *Ainsworth, K. & Bertone, A. (2023). Audiovisual temporal binding width diminishes with age in autistic individuals. Autism Res, 16(2):355-363. doi: 10.1002/aur.2860
  • *Tullo, D., Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (2023). Distinctive patterns of Multiple Object-Tracking performance trajectories in youth with deficits in attention, learning and intelligence: Characterizing the attention-learning dynamic. Res Dev Disabil, doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2022.104402
  • *Lung, S., & Bertone, A. (2023). Brief report: An exploration of cognitive flexibility of autistic adolescents with low intelligence using the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task. J Autism Dev Disord. 53, 1726–1732. doi : 10.1007/s10803-021-05134-1
  • *Oh, J., Bertone, A., & Luk, G. (2023). Multilingual experience and executive functions among children and adolescents in a multilingual city. Int J Biling Educ Bi, 26:2, 158-172. doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2022.2093098
  • *Silvestre, D., *Miseros, M., Faubert, J., *Tullo, D., & Bertone, A. (2022). Development of static and dynamic perception for luminance- and texture-defined information from school-ages to adulthood. Vision Res. doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2022.108103
  • Gruber, R., *Scholes, S., BertoneA., McKinney, AM. A., Orlowski., J., Wise, M. S. (2022). Sleep and daytime behavior in individuals with Christianson Syndrome. Sleep Med, 89, 55-59. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2021.11.007
  • *Nader, A.M., *Tullo, D., Bouchard, V., Degré-Pelletier, J., Bertone, A., Dawson, M., Soulières, I. (2022). Category learning in autism: are some situations better than others? J Exp Child Psychol, 151(3):578-596. doi.org/10/1037/xge0001092
  • M.A. Human Development
  • M.A. School/Applied Psychology
  • Ph.D. Human Development
  • Ph.D. School/Applied Psychology
Graduate supervision: 

Accepting Masters and Ph.D. students for 2023-24

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