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  • Del Mauro, G., Del Maschio, N., & Abutalebi, J. (2022). The relationship between reading abilities and the left occipitotemporal sulcus: A dual perspective study. Brain and Language, 235, 105189.

  • Del Maschio, N., Abutalebi, J., Perani, P. (2022). Words, meanings, and the bilingual brain. in Adolfo M. García, Agustín Ibáñez (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Semiosis and the Brain, Routledge, New York. 

  • Fedeli, D., Del Maschio, N., Del Mauro, G., Defendenti, F., Sulpizio, S., & Abutalebi, J. (2022). Cingulate cortex morphology impacts on neurofunctional activity and behavioral performance in interference tasks. Scientific reports, 12(1), 1-14.

  • Del Maschio, N., Del Mauro, G., Bellini, C., Abutalebi., J., Sulpizio, S. (2022). Foreign to whom? Constraining the moral foreign language effect on bilinguals’ language experience. Language and Cognition 1-23. doi:

  • Del Maschio, N., Crespi, F., Peressotti, F., Abutalebi., J., Sulpizio, S. (2022). Decision-making depends on language: A meta-analysis of the Foreign Language Effect. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 1-14. doi:10.1017/S1366728921001012

  • Gallo, F., DeLuca, V., Prystauka, Y., Voits, T., Rothman, J., Abutalebi, J. (2022). Bilingualism and Aging: Implications for (Delaying) Neurocognitive Decline. Front. Hum. Neurosci.

  • Sala, A., Malpetti, M., Farsad, M., Lubian, F., Magnani, G., Frasca Polara, G., Abutalebi, J. & Perani, D. (2022). Lifelong bilingualism and mechanisms of neuroprotection in Alzheimer dementia. Human Brain Mapping, 43(2), 581-592.

  • Purmohammad, M., Vorwerg, C., & Abutalebi, J. (2022). The processing of bilingual (switched) compound verbs: Competition of words from different categories for lexical selection. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-13.


  • Del Mauro, G., Del Maschio, N., Sulpizio, S., Fedeli, F., Perani, Abutalebi, J. (2021). Investigating sexual dimorphism in human brain structure by combining multiple indexes of brain morphology and source‐based morphometry. Brain Structure and Function.

  • Del Maschio, N., Fedeli, D., Garofalo, G., & Buccino, G. (2021). Evidence for the Concreteness of Abstract Language: A Meta-Analysis of Neuroimaging Studies. Brain Sciences, 12(1), 32.

  • Fedeli, D., Del Maschio, N., Sulpizio, S., Rothman, J., & Abutalebi, J. (2021). The bilingual structural connectome: Dual-language experiential factors modulate distinct cerebral networks. Brain and Language, 220, 104978.

  • Gallo, F., Novitskiy, N., Myachykov, A., & Shtyrov, Y. (2021). Individual differences in bilingual experience modulate executive control network and performance: Behavioral and structural neuroimaging evidence. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 24, 293-304. doi:10.1017/S1

  • Gallo, F., Myachykov, A., & Shtyrov, Y. (2021). Bilingualism and Reserve: Etiology of Successful Aging. In B. M. Velichkovsky, P. M. Balaban, & V. L. Ushakov (Eds.), Advances in Cognitive Research, Artificial Intelligence and Neuroinformatics. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1358 (pp. 75–83). Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-71637-0_8


  • Del Maschio, N., Sulpizio, S., Abutalebi, J. (2020). Thinking outside the box: The brain-bilingualism relationship in the light of early neurobiological variability. Brain and Language,

  • Fedeli, D., Del Maschio, N., Caprioglio, C., Sulpizio, S., Abutalebi, J. (2020). Sulcal pattern variability and dACC functional connectivity across adult age. Brain Connectivity, 1-12. 

  • Sulpizio, S., Del Maschio, N., Fedeli, D., Abutalebi, J. (2020). Bilingual language processing: A meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 108, 834-853. 

  • Abutalebi, J., Clahsen, H. (2020). Heritage languages, infants’ language recognition, and artificial grammars for bilingualism research. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 23 (1), 2-3. 

  • Gallo, F., Myachykov, Shtyrov, Y., Abutalebi, J. (2020). Cognitive and brain reserve in bilinguals: field overview and explanatory mechanisms. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science.

  • Sulpizio, S., Del Maschio, N., Del Mauro, G., Fedeli, D., Abutalebi, J. (2020). Bilingualism as a gradient measure modulates functional connectivity of language and control networks. NeuroImage 205, 1-12.



  • Hernandez, A.E., Li, P., Abutalebi, J. (2019). Bilingual Brain: Emergent, Dynamic, and Variable. Albert Costa (1970–2018) Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 631-633.

  • Del Maschio, N., Sulpizio, S., Toti, M., Caprioglio, C., Del Mauro, G., Fedeli, D., Abutalebi, J. (2019). Second language use rather than second language knowledge relates to changes in white matter microstructure. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science, 1-10.

  • Del Maschio, N., Fedeli, D., Sulpizio, S., Abutalebi, J. (2019) The Relationship between Bilingual Experience and Gyrification in Adulthood: A Cross-sectional Surface-Based Morphometry Study. Brain and Language 119, 1-10.   

  • Sulpizio, S., Toti, M., Del Maschio, M., Costa, A., Fedeli, D., Job, R., & Abutalebi, J. (2019). Are you really cursing? Neural processing of taboo words in native and foreign language. Brain and Language, 194, 84-92.

  • Cepollaro, B., Sulpizio, S., & Bianchi, C. (2019). How bad is it to report a slur? An empirical investigation. Journal of Pragmatics, 146, 32-42. 

  • Del Maschio, N., Sulpizio, S., Fedeli, D., Ramanujan, K., Ding, G., Weekes, B.S., Cachia, A., Abutalebi, J. (2019). ACC Sulcal Patterns and their Modulation on Cognitive Control Efficiency with Age: a Neuroanatomical Study on Bilinguals and Monolinguals, Cerebral Cortex 29(7), 3091-3101. 

  • Del Maschio N., Abutalebi J. (2019), Language Organization in the Bilingual and Multilingual Brain (pp. 199-213). In: Schwieter, J.W. (ed.) The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism, Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Sulpizio, S., & Abutalebi, J. (2019). If experience is not enough: Understanding multilingualism through early neurobiological variability. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 49, 245-247.



  • Del Maschio, N., Fedeli, D., Abutalebi, J. (2018). Bilingualism and aging: Why research should continue, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 

  • Calabria, M., Costa, A., Green, D. W., & Abutalebi, J. (2018). Neural basis of bilingual language control. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1426(1), 221-235.  
  • Del Maschio, N., Sulpizio, S. Gallo, F., Weekes, B.S., Abutalebi, J. (2018). Neuroplasticity across the Lifespan and Aging Effect in Bilinguals and Monolinguals, Brain and Cognition 125, 118-126.
  • Sulpizio, S., & Job, R. (2018). Early and multiple-loci divergency of proper and common names: An event-related potential investigation. Neuropsychologia, 119, 107-117.
  • Soares, S. M. P., Ong, G., Abutalebi, J., Del Maschio, N., Sewell, D., & Weekes, B. (2018). A diffusion model approach to analyzing performance on the Flanker task: The role of the DLPFC. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-15.
  • Singh, N. C., Rajan, A., Malagi, A., Ramanujan, K., Canini, M., Della Rosa, P. A., ... & Abutalebi, J. (2018). Microstructural anatomical differences between bilinguals and monolinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 21(5), 995-1008.
  • Abutalebi, J., & Clahsen, H. (2018). Critical periods for language acquisition: New insights with particular reference to bilingualism research. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 21(5), 883-885.
  • Del Maschio, N. & Abutalebi, J. (2018). Neurobiology of bilingualism. In: Miller, F. Bayram, J. Rothman & L. Serratrice (Eds.). Bilingual Cognition and Language. The state of the science across its subfields (pp. 325-346), SiBil (54) – Studies in Bilingualism, John Benjamins.
  • Mascheretti, S., Andreola, C., Scaini, S., & Sulpizio, S. (2018). Beyond genes: A systematic review of environmental risk factors in specific reading disorder. Research in developmental disabilities, 82, 147-152.
  • Borsa V., Perani, D., Della Rosa, P. A., Videsott, G., Guidi, L., Weekes, B. S., & Abutalebi, J. (2018). Bilingualism and Healthy Aging: Aging Effects and Neural Maintenance. Neuropsychologia, ​111, 51-61.
  • Reverberi, C., Kuhlen, A. K., Seyed-Allaei, S., Greulich, R. S., Costa, A., Abutalebi, J., & Haynes, J. D. (2018). The neural basis of free language choice in bilingual speakers: Disentangling language choice and language execution. NeuroImage, 177, 108-116.


  • Cachia, A., Del Maschio, N., Borst, G., Della Rosa, P. A., Pallier, C., Costa, A., & Abutalebi, J. (2017). Anterior cingulate cortex sulcation and its differential effects on conflict monitoring in bilinguals and monolinguals. Brain and Language, 175, 57-63.​

  • Perani, D., Farsad, M., Ballarini, T., Lubian, F., Malpetti, M., Fracchetti, A., Magnani, G., March, A., Abutalebi, J. (2017). The impact of bilingualism on brain reserve and metabolic connectivity in Alzheimer’s dementia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A, 114, no. 7, 1690-1695.

  • Malpetti, M., Ballarini, T., Presotto, L., Garibotto, V., Tettamanti, M., & Perani, D. (2017). Gender differences in healthy aging and Alzheimer's Dementia: A 18f‐fdg‐pet study of brain and cognitive reserve. Human Brain Mapping, 38(8), 4212-4227.​

  • Consonni, M., Rossi, S., Cerami, C., Marcone, A., Iannaccone, S., Cappa, S., Perani, D. (2017). Executive dysfunction affects word list recall performance: Evidence from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases. Journal of Neuropsychology, 11 (1), 74-90.​

  • Tettamanti, M., Conca, F., Falini, A., & Perani, D. (2017). Unaware processing of tools in the neural system for object-directed action representation. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(44), 10712-10724.

  • Mariën, P., van Dun, K., Van Dormael, J., Vandenborre, D., Keulen, S., Manto, M., ... & Abutalebi, J. (2017). Cerebellar induced differential polyglot aphasia: a neurolinguistic and fMRI study. Brain and language, 175, 18-28.

  • Li, L., Abutalebi, J., Emmorey, K., Gong, G., Yan, X., Feng, X., & Ding, G. (2017). How bilingualism protects the brain from aging: Insights from bimodal bilinguals. Human Brain Mapping, 38(8), 4109-4124

  • Ong, G., Sewell, D.K., Weekes, B., McKague, M., & Abutalebi, J. (2017). A diffusion model approach to analysing the bilingual advantage for the Flanker task: The role of attentional control processes. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 43, 28-38.

  • Liu, F., Sulpizio, S., Kornpetpanee, S., & Job, R. (2017). It takes biking to learn: Physical activity improves learning a second language. PloS One, 12(5), e0177624.

  • Abutalebi, J., & Clahsen, H. (2017). Memory retrieval and sentence processing: Differences between native and non-native speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20(4), 657-658.

  • Sulpizio, S., & Colombo, L. (2017). Early markers of lexical stress in visual word recognition. Memory & Cognition, 45(8), 1398-1410.

  • Fasoli, F., Maass, A., Paladino, M. P., Sulpizio, S. (2017). Gay- and lesbian sounding auditory cues elicit stereotyping and discrimination. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46 (5), 1261-1277. 

  • Calcagni, A., Lombardi, L., & Sulpizio, S. (2017). Analysing spatial data from mouse tracker methodology: An entropic approach. Behavior Research Methods, 49 (6), 2012-2030.​

  • Amenta, S., Marelli, M., & Sulpizio, S. (2017). From sound to meaning: Phonology-to-Semantics mapping in visual word recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24(3), 887-893.



  • Ghio, M., Vaghi, M.M.S., Perani, D., Tettamanti, M. (2016). Decoding the neural representation of fine-grained conceptual categories. NeuroImage, 132, 93-103.​

  • Canini, M., Della Rosa, P.A., Catricalà, E., Strijkers, K., Branzi, F.M., Costa, A., & Abutalebi, J. (2016). Semantic interference and its control: a functional neuroimaging and connectivity study. Human Brain Mapping, 37, 4179–4196.

  • Abutalebi, J. & Green, D.W. (2016). Neuroimaging of language control in bilinguals: neural adaptation and reserve. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19, 689-698.

  • Bialystok, E., Abutalebi, J., Bak, T.H., Burke, D.M., & Kroll, J.F. (2016). Aging in Two Languages: Implications for Public Health. Aging Research Reviews, 27, 56-60.

  • Green, D.W. & Abutalebi, J. (2016). Language control and the neuroanatomy of bilingualism: in praise of variety. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31, 340-344.

  • Branzi, F.M., Della Rosa, P.A., Canini, M., Costa A., & Abutalebi, J. (2016). Language control in bilinguals: monitoring and response selection. Cerebral Cortex, 26 (6), 2367-2380.​

  • Sulpizio, S., Vespignani, F., & Job, R. (2016). On the time course of lexical stress priming in speech production: Behavioral and ERPs evidence from a free-stress language. Brain Research, 1648, 202-213.

  • Spinelli, G., Sulpizio, S., Primativo, S., & Burani, C. (2016). Stress in context: Morpho-syntactic properties affect lexical stress assignment in reading aloud. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 942.

  • Sulpizio, S., & Kinoshita, S. (2016). Bridging Reading Aloud and Speech Production. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 661.



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