Centre for Neurolinguistics and Psycholinguistics (CNPL)

Centre for Neurolinguistics and Psycholinguistics (CNPL)


Representative publications


  • Sulpizio, S., Del Maschio, N., Fedeli, D., Abutalebi, J. (2019). Bilingual language processing: A meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 1-21. 
  • Sulpizio, S., Del Maschio, N., Del Mauro, G., Fedeli, D., Abutalebi, J. (2019). Bilingualism as a gradient measure modulates functional connectivity of language and control networks. NeuroImage, 1-12
  • 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, 1-12.   
  • 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.