Published and in press (34)

2015 & In press

  1. Dhami, P., DeSouza, J., Moreno, S., (In press) New Framework for Rehab - Fusion Cognitive and Physical Rehab: the Hope for Dancing. Frontiers in Cognitive Science.
  2. Moreno, S., Lee, Y., Janus, M., & Bialystok, E. (2015) Short-term second language and music training induces lasting functional brain changes in early childhood. Child Development. 86 (2), 394-406.
  3. Kovačević, N., Moreno, S., Ritter, P., McIntosh, A., R. (2015) My Virtual Dream: Collective Neurofeedback Inside Immersive Art Environment. Plos One.
  4. Hutka, S., Bidelman, G., M., Moreno, S. (2015) Pitch expertise is not created equal: Cross-domain effects of musicianship and tone language experience on neural and behavioural discrimination of speech and music. Neuropsychologia. 71: 52-63.
  5. Moreno, S. & Farzan, F. (2015). Music Training and Inhibitory Control: a Multidimensional Model. Annals of New York Academy of Science. 1337 (1), 147-152.
  6. Hutchins, S., Hutka, S., Moreno, S., (2015) Symbolic and Motor Contributions to Vocal Imitation in Absolute Pitch. Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal 32 (3), 254-265.
  7. Feng, J., Craik, F.I.M., Levine, B., Moreno, S., Naglie, G., Choi, H.S., Medina, A. (2015) Drive Aware Task: Measuring Target Detection in a Visual Clutter in the Driving Context. Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting.


  1. Sullivan, M.D., Janus, M.K., Moreno, S., Astheimer, L., & Bialystok, E. (2014) Early stage second-language learning improves executive control. Brain and Language. 139, 84-98.
  2. Bidelman, G. M., Weiss, M. W., Moreno, S., & Alain, C. (2014).  Coordinated plasticity in brainstem and auditory cortex contributes to enhanced categorical speech perception in musicians. European Journal of Neuroscience. doi: 10.1111/ejn.12627
  3. Kielar, A., Meltzer, J.A., Moreno, S., Alain, C., & Bialystok, E. (2014). Oscillatory responses to semantic and syntactic violations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00670
  4. Bidelman, G. M., Villafuerte, J. W., Moreno, S., & Alain, C. (2014).  Age-related changes in the subcortical-cortical encoding and categorical perception of speech.  Neurobiology of Aging. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.05.006
  5. Moreno, S., Wodniecka, Z., Tays, W., Alain, C., & Bialystok, E. (2014). Inhibitory control in bilinguals and musicians: Event Related Potential (ERP) evidence for experience-specific effects. PLOS ONE 9(4): e94169. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094169
  6. Bialystok, E., Peets, K., & Moreno, S. (2014). Producing bilinguals through immersion education: Development of metalinguistic awareness. Applied Psycholinguistics, 35(1): 177-191. doi  10.1017/S0142716412000288
  7. Astheimer, L., Janus, M., Moreno, S. & Bialystok, E. (2014). Electrophysiological measures of attention during speech perception predict metalinguistic skills in children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 7:1-12.


  1. Hutka, S.A., Bidelman, G.M., & Moreno, S. (2013). Brain signal variability as a window into the bidirectionality between music and language processing: Moving from a linear to a nonlinear model. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:984. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00984
  2. Hutchins, S. & Moreno, S. (2013). The Linked Dual Representation model of vocal perception and performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:825. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00825
  3. White, E.J., Hutka, S.A., Williams, L.J., & Moreno, S. (2013). Learning, neural plasticity and sensitive periods: Implications for language acquisition, music training, and transfer across the lifespan. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 7(90):1-18. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2013.00090
  4. Moreno, S. & Bidelman, G.M. (2013). Examining neural plasticity and cognitive benefit through the unique lens of musical training. Hearing Research, 308:84-97. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2013.09.012
  5. Bidelman, G. M., Hutka, S., & Moreno, S. (2013). Tone language speakers and musicians share enhanced perceptual and cognitive abilities for musical pitch: Evidence for bidirectionality between the domains of language and music. PLOS ONE 8(4): e60676. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060676
  6. Bidelman, G. M., Moreno, S., & Alain, C. (2013). Tracing the emergence of categorical speech perception in the human auditory system. NeuroImage, 79: 201-212.
  7. Luo, L., Craik, F., Moreno, S., & Bialystok, E. (2013). Bilingualism interacts with domain in a working memory task: Evidence from aging. Psychology and Aging 28(1):28-34. doi: 10.1037/a0030875


  1. Hermanto, N., Moreno, S., & Bialystok, E. (2012). Linguistic and metalinguistic outcomes of intense immersion education: How bilingual? International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 15(2): 131-45.


  1. Moreno, S., Bialystok, E., Barac, R., Schellenberg, G., Cepeda, N., & Chau, T. (2011). Short-term music training enhances verbal intelligence and executive function. Psychological Science, 22: 1425-33.
  2. Moreno, S., Friesen, D., & Bialystok, E. (2011). Effect of music training on promoting preliteracy skills: Preliminary causal evidence. Music Perception, 29(2): 165-72.


  1. Moreno, S., Bialystok, E., Wodniecka, Z., & Alain, C. (2010). Conflict resolution in sentence processing by bilinguals. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 23(6):564-79.
  2. Schellenberg, G. & Moreno, S. (2010). Music lessons, pitch processing, and g. Psychology of Music, 38(2):209-221.


  1. Moreno, S. (2009). Can music influence language and cognition? Contemporary Music Review, 28: 3, 329-345.
  2. Moreno, S., Marques, C., Santos, A., Santos, M., Castro, S.L., & Besson, M. (2009). Musical training improves verbal memory, reading abilities and pitch perception: behavioural and electrophysiological evidence in 8 year-old non-musicians children. Cerebral Cortex, 19(3):712-23.


  1. Schön, D., Boyer, M., Moreno, S., Besson, M., Peretz, I. & Kolinsky, R. (2008). Songs as an aid for language acquisition. Cognition, 106(2):975-83.


  1. Besson, M., Schön, D., Moreno, S., Santos, A., Magne, C. (2007). Influence of musical expertise and musical training on pitch processing in music and language. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 25(3-4):399-410.
  2. Marques, C., Moreno, S., Castro, S. L. & Besson, M. (2007). Musicians detect pitch violation in a foreign language better than nonmusicians: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(9):1453-63.
  3. Santos A., Joly-Pottuz B., Moreno, S., Habib M. & Besson M. (2007). Behavioural and Event-Related Potentials evidence for pitch discrimination deficits in dyslexic children: Improvement after intensive phonic intervention. Neuropsychologia, 45(5): 1080-90.


  1. Moreno, S. & Besson, M. (2006). Musical training and language-related brain electrical activity in children. Psychophysiology, 43(3), 287-91.
  2. Moreno, S. & Besson, M. (2006). Influence of musical training on pitch processing: Event-Related brain Potential studies of adults and children. Annals of New York Academy of Science, 1060: 93–97.


Submitted and in preparation (8)

  1. Moreno, S., Lee, Y., Moussard, A., Alain, C., Bidelman, G., M., Arts training in older adults boost inhibitory control and working memory performance. [Submitted]
  2. Barac, R., Moreno, S., & Bialystok, E. Bilingualism children and EF. (Developmental Science). [Under review]
  3. Carpentier, S.M., Kovacevic, N., Bialystok, E., McIntosh, A.R., & Moreno, S. Short-term musical training enhances brain signal complexity during music and language tasks. (Nature Neuroscience). [Submitted]
  4. Moreno, S., Smith, C.R., John, M.S., & Moreno, L. Innovation in neuroscience: A new way of approaching training-based neuroscience. (Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition). [Under review]
  5. Moussard, A., Tays, W., Alain, C., & Moreno, S. The influence of life-long music training on executive control in older adults: An event-related potential study. (Cerebral Cortex). [Under review]
  6. Hutka, S., Bidelman, G., M., & Moreno, S. A nonlinear approach to understanding the music-language association: Different neural networks support sound discrimination of music and speech in musicians and tone-language speakers. [Submitted]
  7. Hutchins, S., Hutka, S., Moreno, S., The electrophysiological correlates of vocal imitationand discrimination abilities. [In preparation]
  8. Vanroom P. and Moreno, S., Music training and executive functions: a transfer of skills hypothesis. [In preparation/Invited paper]


Published Book Chapters

Moreno, S. & Besson, M. (2007). Langage et musique: études comportementale et électrophysiologique du transfert d’apprentissage. In M. Kail, M. Fayol & M. Hickmann (Eds.), Apprentissage des langues premières et secondes. (pp. 101-115). Paris, France: CNRS Press.