Del Maschio Nicola Ricercatore a tempo determinatoPsychologySSD L-LIN/01





2003: High-school diploma (Maturità classica)

2010: B.A. in Philosophy, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milano (Italia)

2011: M.A. in Philosophy, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milano (Italia)

2014: Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind Vita-Salute San Raffaele University / IUSS Pavia; Supervisor: Prof. Andrea Moro

2016: Post-graduate Diploma (MSc in Language Sciences with specialization in Speech and Hearing Science) University College London (UCL) (Regno Unito); Supervisor: Prof. Gabriella Vigliocco

Academic positions

2016–2019: Post-doc, Center for Neurolinguistics and Psycholinguistics (CNPL), Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano (Italia); Director: Prof. Jubin Abutalebi

Other scientific experiences

2017–present: Editorial Assistant for Bilingualism, Language and Cognition (BLC),

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (UK)


Society for the Neurobiology of Language

Main research interests

– Language

– Brain and Language

– Bilingualism




Scopus Author Identifier: 57208972679


Articoli in riviste peer-reviewed

Del Mauro, G., Del Maschio, N., & Abutalebi, J. (2022). The relationship between reading abilities and the left occipito-temporal sulcus: A dual perspective study. Brain and Language, 235, 105189. 10.1016/j.bandl.2022.105189

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. 10.1017/langcog.2022.14.

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. 10.1038/s41598-022-17557-6

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. 10.1017/S1366728921001012.

Del Maschio, N., Fedeli, D., Garofalo, G., & Buccino, G. (2021). Evidence for the Concreteness of Abstract Language: A Meta-Analysis of Neuroimaging Studies. Brain Sciences12(1), 32. 10.3390/brainsci12010032.

Del Mauro, G., Del Maschio, N., Sulpizio, S., Fedeli, F., Perani, D., 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. 227(1), 11–21. 10.1007/s00429-021-02376-8.

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.

Del Maschio, N., Fedeli, D., Abutalebi, J. (2021). Bilingualism and Aging: Why Research Should Continue. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 11(4), 505–519, 10.1075/lab.18032.del.

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, 10.1016/j.bandl.2020.104879.

Del Maschio, N., Sulpizio, S., Toti, M., Caprioglio, C., Del Mauro, G., Fedeli, D., Abutalebi, J. (2020). Second language use rather than second language knowledge relates to changes in white matter microstructure. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science, 4(2), 165-1751-11, 10.1007/s41809-019-00039-z 

Fedeli, D., Del Maschio, N., Caprioglio, C., Sulpizio, S., & Abutalebi, J. (2020). Sulcal pattern variability and dACC functional connectivity across adult age. Brain Connectivity, 10(6), 267-278, 10.1089/brain.2020.075

Vigliocco, G. Zhang, Y., Del Maschio, N., Todd, R., & Tuomainen, J. (2020). Electrophysiological Signatures of English Onomatopoeia. Language and Cognition, 12(1) 15-35, 10.1017/langcog.2019.38

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, 116306, 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116306

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, 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.12.014.

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, 1-10, 10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104680

Sulpizio, S., Toti, M., Del Maschio, N., 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. 10.1016/j.bandl.2019.05.003

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.

Pereira Soares, S.M., Ong, G., Abutalebi, J., Del Maschio, N., Sewell, D.K., Weekes, B.S. (2019). A Diffusion Model Approach to Analyzing Performance on the Flanker task: The role of the DLPFC. Bilingualism, Language and Cognition 22(5),1194-1208, 10.1017/S1366728918000974

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, 10.1016/j.bandc.2018.06.007

Cachia, A., Del Maschio, N., Borst, G., Della Rosa, P.A., Pallier, C., Costa, A., Houdé, O., Abutalebi, J. (2017). Anterior Cingulate Cortex Sulcation and its Differential Effects on Conflict Monitoring in Bilinguals and Monolinguals, Brain and Language 175, 57-63. 10.1016/j.bandl.2017.09.005

Contributi in volume

Del Maschio, N., Abutalebi J., Perani D. (2023), Words, Meanings, and the Bilingual Brain. In: A. M. Garcia & A. Ibanez (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Semiosis and the Brain, Routledge (14 pp) ISBN 9781003051817

Del Maschio, N., Abutalebi J. (2019), Language Organization in the Bilingual and Multilingual Brain. In: Schwieter, J.W. (Ed.). The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism, Wiley-Blackwell (pp. 199-213). 10.1002/9781119387725.ch9

Del Maschio, N., Abutalebi J. (2018), Neurobiology of Bilingualism. In: Miller, D., Bayram, F., Rothman, J., Serratrice, L., (Eds.) Bilingualism: The State of the Science Across its Subfields, John Benjamins (pp. 325–346). 10.1075/sibil.54.15mas

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