Ostrolenk* A, Courchesne* V, Mottron L. A longitudinal study on language acquisition in monozygotic twins concordant for autism and hyperlexia. Brain Cogn. 2023 Oct 13;173:106099. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2023.106099. PMID: 37839243

Kissine M, Saint-Denis A, Mottron L. Language acquisition can be truly atypical in autism: Beyond joint attention. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2023 Oct;153:105384. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2023.105384. Epub 2023 Sep 7. PMID: 37683987

Waizbard-Bartov E, Fein D, Lord C, Amaral DG. Response to Mottron L et al. (2023) and Woods et al. (2023). Autism Res. 2023 Sep;16(9):1660-1661. doi: 10.1002/aur.2982. Epub 2023 Aug 16. PMID: 37584067

Mottron L Gagnon* D, Courchesne* V. Severity should be distinguished from prototypicality. Autism Res. 2023 Sep;16(9):1658-1659. doi: 10.1002/aur.2986. Epub 2023 Aug 15. PMID: 37583271

Waterhouse L, Mottron L Editorial: Is autism a biological entity? Front Psychiatry. 2023 May 2;14:1180981. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1180981. eCollection 2023. PMID: 37200904

Mottron L. Gagnon* D. Prototypical autism: New diagnostic criteria and asymmetrical bifurcation model. Acta Psychol (Amst). 2023 Jul;237:103938. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2023.103938. Epub 2023 May 13. PMID: 37187094

Rabot* J, Rødgaard* EM, Joober R, Dumas G, Bzdok D, Bernhardt B, Jacquemont S, Mottron L Genesis, modelling and methodological remedies to autism heterogeneity. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2023 Jul;150:105201. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2023.105201. Epub 2023 Apr 26. PMID: 37116771

Lichtlé* J, Devouche E, Downes N, Mottron L Cappe E. Psychometric validation of the French version of the PedsQLTM4.0 generic health-related quality of life questionnaire for 2-4-year-old children. Eur J Pediatr. 2023 Mar;182(3):1213-1219. doi: 10.1007/s00431-022-04796-y. Epub 2023 Jan 6. PMID: 36607411

Gagnon* D, Zeribi A, Douard É, Courchesne* V, Huguet G, Jacquemont S, Loum MA, Mottron L. Using developmental regression to reorganize the clinical importance of autistic atypicalities. Transl Psychiatry. 2022 Dec 1;12(1):498. doi: 10.1038/s41398-022-02263-8. PMID: 36456542


Rødgaard* EM, Jensen K, Miskowiak KW, Mottron L. Representativeness of autistic samples in studies recruiting through social media. Autism Res. 2022 Aug;15(8):1447-1456. doi: 10.1002/aur.2777. Epub 2022 Jul 9. PMID: 35809003

Hong SJ, Mottron L, Park BY, Benkarim O, Valk SL, Paquola C, Larivière S, Vos de Wael R, Degré-Pelletier J, Soulieres* I, Ramphal B, Margolis A, Milham M, Di Martino A, Bernhardt BC. A convergent structure-function substrate of cognitive imbalances in autism. Cereb Cortex. 2022 May 12:bhac156. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhac156. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35552620

Jacques* C, Courchesne* V, Mineau S, Dawson M, Mottron L., Positive, negative, neutral-or unknown? The perceived valence of emotions expressed by young autistic children in a novel context suited to autism. Autism. 2022 Feb 16:13623613211068221. doi: 10.1177/13623613211068221. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35168392 DOI : 10.1177/13623613211068221


Rødgaard EM, Jensen K, Miskowiak KW, Mottron L., Childhood diagnoses in individuals identified as autistics in adulthood. Mol Autism. 2021 Dec 13;12(1):73. doi: 10.1186/s13229-021-00478-y. PMID: 34903278

Mottron, L., Bzdok, D., Diagnosing as autistic people increasingly distant from prototypes lead neither to clinical benefit nor to the advancement of knowledge. Mol Psychiatry. 2021 Oct 12. doi: 10.1038/s41380-021-01343-3. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34642453

Defresne, P., Mottron, L., Clinical Situations in Which the Diagnosis of Autism is Debatable: An Analysis and Recommendations : Situations cliniques où le diagnostic d'autisme apporte peu : notre analyse, et nos recommandations. Can J Psychiatry. 2021 Sep 6:7067437211041469. doi: 10.1177/07067437211041469. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34482753

Cumin*, J., Pelaez, S., Mottron, L., Positive and differential diagnosis of autism in verbal women of typical intelligence: A Delphi study, Autism. 2021 Sep 11;13623613211042719. doi: 10.1177/13623613211042719. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34514874

Benkarim, O., Paquola, C., Park, BY., Hong, SJ., Royer, J., Vos de Wael, R., Lariviere, S., Valk, S., Bzdok, D., Mottron, L., Bernhardt, C., Connectivity alterations in autism reflect functional idiosyncrasy, Commun Biol. 2021 Sep 15;4(1):1078. doi: 10.1038/s42003-021-02572-6. PMID: 34526654 PMCID: PMC8443598

Mottron Commentary and Replies, with Introduction by David Amaral

Amaral, D. Introduction to commentary by Laurent Mottron and responses.

Mottron, L, A radical change in our autism research strategy is needed: Back to prototypes, Autism Res. 2021 Jun 2. doi: 10.1002/aur.2494.

Constantino JN., Response to "A Radical Change in Our Autism Research Strategy is Needed: Back to Prototypes" by Mottron et al. (2021). Autism Res. 2021 Jun 2. doi: 10.1002/aur.2529.

Lombardo M., Prototyping as subtyping strategy for studying heterogeneity in autism, Autism Res. 2021 Jun 2. doi: 10.1002/aur.2535

Gillberg C., Response to Mottron. Autism Res. 2021 Jun 2. doi: 10.1002/aur.2547.

Mottron L., Progress in autism research requires several recognition-definition-investigation cycles. Autism Res. 2021 Jun 2. doi: 10.1002/aur.2524.

Frith, U, When diagnosis hampers research, Autism Res. 2021 jul 3. Doi: 10.1002/aur.2578

Waterhouse, L., The problem of heterogeneity in autism: Response to Mottron (2021) “A radical change in our autism research strategy is needed: Back to prototypes”, Autism Res. 2021 Jul 30. doi: 10.1002/aur.2584. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34327868.

Waterhouse L., Is autism a unitary biological entity? A revised and extended response to "A radical change in our autism research strategy is needed: Back to prototypes" (Mottron, 2021, Autism Research). Autism Res. 2021 Oct;14(10):2241-2242. doi: 10.1002/aur.2602. Epub 2021 Aug 31. PMID: 34467671 DOI : 10.1002/aur.2602

Pearson, A., Woods, R., Morgan, H., Botha, M., Creating truly radical change in autism research: A response to Frith and Mottron, Autism Res. 2021 Oct;14(10):2243-2244. doi: 10.1002/aur.2605. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Fein D, Eigsti IM, Barton M., Response to "A radical change in our autism research strategy is needed: Back to prototypes" by Mottron et al. (2021). Autism Res. 2021 Oct;14(10):2237-2238. doi: 10.1002/aur.2596. Epub 2021 Aug 23. PMID: 34423923

Levy, Y., An even more radical change is needed in our autism research strategy: Comments on Mottron (2021), Autism Res. 2021 Oct;14(10):2239-2240. doi: 10.1002/aur.2601. Epub 2021 Aug 23.

Green, J.M., Autism as emergent: Comments on Mottron 2021, Autism Res. 2021 Oct 27. doi: 10.1002/aur.2632. Online ahead of print.

LIberman, M., Reliability is confused with truth, Language Log, 2021 jun 26,

Webinar: Laurent Mottron on the need for radical change in autism research, Translationnal communication, 31 August 2021, 3 p.m. Est

Laurent Mottron, Alexia Ostrolenk*, David Gagnon*, In Prototypical Autism, the Genetic Ability to Learn Language Is Triggered by Structured Information, Not Only by Exposure to Oral Language. Genes 2021, 12(8), 1112;

Eya-Mist Rødgaard*, Kristian Jensen, Kamilla Woznica Miskowiak, Laurent Mottron, Autism comorbidities show elevated female-to-male odds ratios and are associated with the age of first autism diagnosis. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2021 Jul 6. doi: 10.1111/acps.13345.

Lichtlé* J, Lamore K, Pedoux A, Downes N, Mottron L, Cappe E. Searching for What Really Matters: A Thematic Analysis of Quality of Life among Preschool Children on the Autism Spectrum. J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 May 31. doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-05097-3.

Gagnon D, Zeribi A, Douard É, Courchesne V, Rodriguez-Herreros B, Huguet G, Jacquemont S, Absa Loum M, Mottron L, Bayonet-shaped language development in autism with regression: a retrospective study. Molecular Autism 12, 35 (2021).

Larose V, Sotelo K, Mottron L, Jacques C, Initial Development of a Questionnaire About Parents’ Perspectives on the Strengths and Interests of Autistic Preschoolers, Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement. (2021). Advance online publication.


Barbeau*, E., Klein, D., Soulières*, I., Petrides, M., Bernardt, B., and Mottron, L. Age of speech onset in autism relates to structural and functional connectivity between language regions of the brain, Cerebral Cortex communication, 2020, 1–10. DOI: 10.1093/texcom/tgaa077

Jazi S, Ben-Amor L, Abadie P, Menard ML, Choquette R, Berthiaume C, Mottron L, Ilies D. Long-Term Metabolic Monitoring of Youths Treated with Second-Generation Antipsychotics 5 Years after Publication of the CAMESA Guidelines Are We Making Progress? Surveillance Métabolique à Long Terme des Jeunes Traités par Antipsychotiques de Deuxième Génération, Cinq ans Après la publication des Lignes Directrices Camesa: Faisons-Nous des Progrès? Can J Psychiatry. 2020 Nov 26:706743720974847. PMID: 33243011. DOI : 10.1177/0706743720974847

Courchesne* V, Langlois* V, Gregoire P, St-Denis A, Bouvet L, Ostrolenk A, Mottron L, Interests and Strengths in Autism, Useful but Misunderstood: A Pragmatic Case-Study, Front Psychol. 2020 Oct 6;11:569339. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.569339. eCollection 2020, PMID: 33123051 PMCID: PMC7573358

Douard E, Zeribi A, Schramm C, Tamer P, Loum MA, Nowak S, Saci Z, Lord MP, Rodríguez-Herreros B, Jean-Louis M, Moreau C, Loth E, Schumann G, Pausova Z, Elsabbagh M, Almasy L, Glahn DC, Bourgeron T, Labbe A, Paus T, Mottron L, Greenwood CMT, Huguet G, Jacquemont S., Effect Sizes of Deletions and Duplications on Autism Risk Across the Genome. Am J Psychiatry. 2020 Sep 11:appiajp202019080834. PMID: 32911998, DOI : 10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.19080834

Mottron L, Bzdok D. Autism spectrum heterogeneity: fact or artifact? Mol Psychiatry. 2020 Apr 30. doi: 10.1038/s41380-020-0748-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32355335.

Charbonneau G, Bertone A, Véronneau M, Girard S, Pelland M, Mottron L, Lepore F, Collignon O. Within- and Cross-Modal Integration and Attention in the Autism Spectrum. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Jan;50(1):87-100. doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-04221-8. PMID: 31538259.


Rødgaard EM, Jensen K, Mottron L. An opposite pattern of cognitive performance in autistic individuals with and without alexithymia. J Abnorm Psychol. 2019 Oct;128(7):735-737. doi: 10.1037/abn0000408. PMID: 31580106.

Eya-Mist Rødgaard*, BSc; Kristian Jensen, PhD; Jean-Noël Vergnes, PhD; Isabelle Soulières, PhD; Laurent Mottron, MD, PhD. Temporal Changes in Effect Sizes of Studies Comparing Individuals With and Without Autism, A Meta-analysis. 2019 Aug 21. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.1956. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31433441

Ostrolenk A, Bao VA, Mottron L, Collignon O, Bertone A. Reduced multisensory facilitation in adolescents and adults on the Autism Spectrum. Sci Rep. 2019 Aug 19;9(1):11965. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-48413-9. PMID: 31427634; PMCID: PMC6700191.

Guy J, Mottron L, Berthiaume C, Bertone A. A Developmental Perspective of Global and Local Visual Perception in Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Jul;49(7):2706-2720. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2834-1. PMID: 27371139.

Chiodo L, Mottron L, Majerus S. Preservation of categorical perception for speech in autism with and without speech onset delay. Autism Res. 2019 Nov;12(11):1609-1622. doi: 10.1002/aur.2134. Epub 2019 Jun 3. PMID: 31157957.

Forgeot d'Arc B, Mottron L, Elsabbagh M, Jacquemont S. Tinkering with the vasopressin pathway in autism. Sci Transl Med. 2019 May 8;11(491). pii: eaax7315. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aax7315. Review. PMID: 31068443

Croteau C, Mottron L, Dorais M, Tarride JE, Perreault S. Use, costs, and predictors of psychiatric healthcare services following an autism spectrum diagnosis: Population-based cohort study. Autism. 2019 Apr 4:1362361319840229. doi: 10.1177/1362361319840229. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30943759

Mottron L. Detrimental ''Sensitivity'' framework misses the positive performance, role and autonomy of autistic perception. Cogn Neurosci. 2019 Mar 28:1-2. doi: 10.1080/17588928.2019.1596073. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30920348

Courchesne* V, Girard D, Jacques C, Soulières I. Assessing intelligence at autism diagnosis: mission impossible? Testability and cognitive profile of autistic preschoolers. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Mar;49(3):845-856. doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3786-4. PMID: 30361939

Croteau C, Ben Amor L, Ilies D, Mottron L, Tarride JE, Dorais M, Perreault S. Impact of Psychoactive Drug Use on Developing Obesity among Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis: A Nested Case-Control Study. Child Obes. 2019 Jan 22. doi: 10.1089/chi.2018.0170. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30668140

Bouvet* L, Amsellem F, Maruani A, Tonus-Vic Dupont A, Mathieu A, Bourgeron T, Delorme R, Mottron L. Synesthesia & autistic features in a large family: Evidence for spatial imagery as a common factor. Behav Brain Res. 2019 Jan 9;362:266-272. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2019.01.014. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30639511


Tordjman S, Anderson GM, Charrier A, Oriol C, Kermarrec S, Canitano R, Botbol M, Coulon N, Antoine C, Brailly-Tabard S, Cohen D, Haidar H, Trabado S, Carlier M, Bronsard G, Mottron L. Relationships Between Self-Injurious Behaviors, Pain Reactivity, and β-Endorphin in Children and Adolescents With Autism. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Mar/Apr;79(2). pii: 16m10889. doi: 10.4088/JCP.16m10889. PMID 29617065

Jacques* C, Courchesne* V, Meilleur* AS, Mineau S, Ferguson S, Cousineau D, Labbe A, Dawson M, Mottron L. What interests young autistic children? An exploratory study of object exploration and repetitive behavior. PLoS One. 2018 Dec 31;13(12):e0209251. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209251. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30596684

Baghdadli A, Michelon C, Pernon E, Picot MC, Miot S, Sonié S, Rattaz C, Mottron L. Adaptive trajectories and early risk factors in the autism spectrum: A 15-year prospective study. Autism Res. 2018 Oct 1. doi: 10.1002/aur.2022. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30270526

Duret* P, Samson* F, Pinsard B, Barbeau* EB, Boré A, Soulières* I, Mottron L. Gyrification changes are related to cognitive strengths in autism. Neuroimage Clin. 2018 Aug 4;20:415-423. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2018.04.036. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30128280


Baghdadli A, Russet F, Mottron L. Measurement properties of screening and diagnostic tools for autism spectrum adults of mean normal intelligence: A systematic review. Eur Psychiatry. 2017 May 17;44:104-124. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.04.009. PMID: 28641213

Guy J, Habak C, Wilson HR, Mottron L, Bertone A. Face perception develops similarly across viewpoint in children and adolescents with and without autism spectrum disorder. J Vis. 2017 Jan 1;17(1):38. doi: 10.1167/17.1.38. PMID: 28141876

Mottron L. Should we change targets and methods of early intervention in autism, in favor of a strengths-based education? Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 Jul;26(7):815-825. doi: 10.1007/s00787-017-0955-5. Epub 2017 Feb 8. PMID: 28181042

Bao VA, Doobay V, Mottron L, Collignon O, Bertone A. Multisensory Integration of Low-level Information in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Measuring Susceptibility to the Flash-Beep Illusion. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Aug;47(8):2535-2543. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3172-7. PMID: 28536959

Chiodo L, Majerus S, Mottron L. Typical versus delayed speech onset influences verbal reporting of autistic interests. Mol Autism. 2017 Jul 21;8:35. doi: 10.1186/s13229-017-0155-7. eCollection 2017.PMID: 28736607

Croteau C, Mottron L, Presse N, Tarride JE, Dorais M, Perreault S. Increase in Psychoactive Drug Prescriptions in the Years Following Autism Spectrum Diagnosis: A Population-Based Cohort Study. J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol.2017 Aug 18;24(3):e19-e32. doi: 10.22374/1710-6222.24.3.2. PMID: 28873291

Ostrolenk* A, Forgeot d'Arc B, Jelenic P, Samson* F, Mottron L. Hyperlexia: Systematic review, neurocognitive modelling, and outcome. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017 Aug;79:134-149. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.04.029. Epub 2017 May 3. Review. PMID: 2847818


Mottron, L., [Is autism a different kind of intelligence? New insights from cognitive neurosciences]. [Article in French] Bull Acad Natl Med. 2016 Mar;200(3):423-34; discussion 433-4. PMID: 28632360

Forgeot d'Arc B
, Vinckier F, Lebreton M, Soulières I, Mottron L, Pessiglione M. Mimetic desire in autism spectrum disorder. Mol Autism. 2016 Nov 8;7:45. eCollection 2016. DOI: 10.1186/s13229-016-0107-7. PMID: 27826407

Takesaki N, Kikuchi M, Yoshimura Y, Hiraishi H, Hasegawa C, Kaneda R, Nakatani H, Takahashi T, Mottron L, Minabe Y. The Contribution of Increased Gamma Band Connectivity to Visual Non-Verbal Reasoning in Autistic Children: A MEG Study. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 15;11(9):e0163133. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163133. PMID: 27631982

Courchesne V, Nader AM, Girard D, Bouchard V, Danis E, Soulières I, Le profil cognitif au service des apprentissages : optimiser le potentiel des enfants sur le spectre de l'autisme. Research Gates. doi: 10.7202/1040041ar

Guy J, Mottron L, Berthiaume C, Bertone A, A Developmental Perspective of Global and Local Visual Perception in Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Jul 1. PMID: 27371139 DOI: 10.1007/s10803-016-2834-1

Merner N, Forgeot d'Arc B, Bell SC, Maussion G, Peng H, Gauthier J, Crapper L, Hamdan FF, Michaud JL, Mottron L, Rouleau GA, Ernst C. A de novo frame shift mutation in chromodomain helicase DNA-binding domain 8 (CHD8): A case report and literature review. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Jan 20. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37566. Epub 2016 Jan 20. PMID: 26789910


Guy J, Perreault A, Mottron L, Bertone A. A systematic examination of early perceptual influences on low-, mid and high-level visual abilities in Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Vis. 2015 Sep 1;15(12):644. doi: 10.1167/15.12.644. PMID: 26326332

Barbeau*, E. B, Meilleur*, A-A., Zeffiro, T., Mottron, L. Comparing Motor Skills in Autism Spectrum Individuals With and Without Speech Delay. Autism Res. 2015 Mar 29. doi: 10.1002/aur.1483. [Epub ahead of print]

Samson*, F., Benali, H., Doyon, J., Zeffiro, T.A. & Mottron, L. Speech acquisition predicts regions of enhanced cortical response to auditory stimulation in autism spectrum individuals, J Psychiatr Res. 2015 Sep;68:285-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.05.011. Epub 2015 May 21. PMID: 26037888

Morin, K., Guy, J., Habak, C., Wilson, HR, Pagani, L.S., Mottron, L., Bertone, A. Atypical face perception in autism: a point of view. Autism Res. Autism Res. 2015 Oct;8(5):497-506. doi: 10.1002/aur.1464. Epub 2015 Feb 11. PMID: 2568613

Barbeau*, E.B., Lewis, J.D., Doyon, J., Benali, H., Zeffiro, T.A., Mottron, L. A greater involvement of posterior brain areas in interhemispheric transfer in autism: fMRI, DWI and behavioral evidences. Neuroimage Clin. 2015 Apr 30;8:267-80. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2015.04.019. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26106551

Mottron, L., & Duret,* P., Mueller, S., Moore, R.D., Forgeot d’Arc, B., Jacquemont, S. , Xiong, L. Sex differences in brain plasticity: a new hypothesis for sex ratio bias in autism, Molecular Autism. 2015 juin. doi: 10.1186/s13229-015-0024-1. PMID: 26052415

Mottron, L. Considérations sur la place de la psychiatrie en autisme, à partir de l’histoire récente des rôles professionnels vis-à-vis de l’autisme au Québec. Santé Mentale au Québec, 40, 2, 177-190

Perreault, A: Habak, C; Lepore, F.; Mottron, L., Bertone, A. Behavioral evidence for a functional link between low- and mid-level visual perception in the Autism Spectrum Neuropsychologia, 11 septembre 2015, 77: 380-386. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.09.022. PMID : 26384775

Simard*, I. Luck, D, Mottron, L., Soulières*, I. Autistic fluid intelligence: increased reliance on visual functional connectivity with diminished modulation of coupling by task difficulty, NeuroImage: Clinical, 9 (2015) 467–478. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2015.09.007. PMID: 26594629

Perreault S, Croteau C, Mottron L, Tarride J, Dorais M. Psychiatric Healthcare Utilization and Related Costs In Newly Diagnosed Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd) In Quebec (Canada). Value Health. 2015 Nov;18(7):A746-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2015.09.2882. Epub 2015 Oct 20. PMID: 26534182

Hippolyte L, Maillard AM, Rodriguez-Herreros B, Pain A, Martin-Brevet S, Ferrari C, Conus P, Macé A, Hadjikhani N, Metspalu A, Reigo A, Kolk A, Männik K, Barker M, Isidor B, Le Caignec C, Mignot C, Schneider L, Mottron L, Keren B, David A, Doco-Fenzy M, Gérard M, Bernier R, Goin-Kochel RP, Hanson E, Green Snyder L; 16p11.2 European Consortium, Simons Variation in Individuals Project Consortium, Ramus F22, Beckmann JS23, Draganski B24, Reymond A25, Jacquemont S26. The Number of Genomic Copies at the 16p11.2 Locus Modulates Language, Verbal Memory, and Inhibition. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Nov 10. pii: S0006-3223(15)00917-8. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.10.021. PMID: 2674292

Guy J, Mottron L, Berthiaume C, Bertone A. The developmental trajectory of contrast sensitivity in autism spectrum disorder. Autism Res. 2015 Nov 27. doi: 10.1002/aur.1579.PMID: 26613355

Rafiq MA, Leblond CS, Saqib MA, Vincent AK, Ambalavanan A, Khan FS, Ayaz M, Shaheen N, Spiegelman D, Ali G, Amin-ud-Din M, Laurent S, Mahmood H, Christian M, Ali N, Fennell A, Nanjiani Z, Egger G, Caron C, Waqas A, Ayub M, Rasheed S, Forgeot d'Arc B, Johnson A, So J, Brohi MQ, Mottron L, Ansar M, Vincent JB, Xiong L Novel VPS13B Mutations in Three Large Pakistani Cohen Syndrome Families Suggests a Baloch Variant with Autistic-Like Features BMC Medical Genetics 2015, 16:41 doi:10.1186/s12881-015-0183-0

Nader AM, Jelenic P, Soulières I. Discrepancy between WISC-III and WISC-IV Cognitive Profile in Autism Spectrum: What Does It Reveal about Autistic Cognition? PLoS One. 2015 Dec 16;10(12):e0144645. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144645. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26673881


S. Meilleur*, AA, Jelenic, P., Mottron, L. (2014) Prevalence of Clinically and Empirically Defined Talents and Strengths in Autism, JADD 2014 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2296-2. PMID: 25374134

Corradi, A, Fadda, M. Piton, A,. Patry L., Marte, A., Rossi, P., Cadieux-Dion, M., Gauthier, J., Lapointe, L., Mottron, L., Valtorta F., Rouleau, G., Fassio, A., Benfenati, F., Patrick Cossette, P. (2013) SYN2 is an Autism Predisposing Gene: Loss-of-function Mutations Alter Synaptic Vesicle Cycling and Axon Outgrowth, Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jan 1;23(1):90-103. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddt401. Epub 2013 Aug 15. PMID: 23956174

Mottron L., Belleville S, Rouleau GA, Collignon O, Linking neocortical, cognitive, and genetic variability in autism with alterations of brain plasticity: The Trigger-Threshold-Target model. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews August 2014. doi=10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.07.012 PMID: 25155242

S.Meilleur, AA, Berthiaume Bertone, A., Mottron L. (2014) Autism-Specific Covariation of Perceptual Performances: "g" or " p " Factor? PLoS One. 2014 Aug 12;9(8):e103781. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103781. eCollection 2014.

Kéïta*, L., Guy, J., Berthiaume, C., Mottron, L., Bertone, A. (2014) An early origin for detailed perception in autism: biased sensitivity for high-spatial frequency information, Sci Rep. 2014 Jul 4;4:5475. doi: 10.1038/srep05475.

Poulin-Lord; MP, Barbeau, EB, Soulières, I., Monchi, O, Doyon, J.Benali, H. Mottron L., (2014) Enhanced topographical variability of task-related activation in perceptive and motor associative regions in adult autistics, NeuroImage: Clinical 4 444-453. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2014.02.008

Bouvet, L., S. Meilleur, AA; Paignon, A., Mottron, L., Donnadieu, S. (2014) Auditory local bias and reduced global interference in autism, Cognition 2014 Jun;131(3):367-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2014.02.006. Epub 2014 Mar 15. PMID: 24637103

Bouvet, L., Donnadieu, S., Valdois, S., Caron, C., Dawson, M. and Mottron, L., (2014) Veridical mapping in savant abilities, absolute pitch, and synesthesia: An autism case study. Front Psychol. 2014 Feb 18;5:106. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00106. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24600416


Mottron, L.
, Une autiste reçoit un titre de docteur Honoris Causa : illustration du concept Université-Patient Partenaire lettre à l’éditeur Sante Ment Que. 2013 Spring;38(1):329-31.

Rivest*, JB, Jemel. B., Bertone, A., McKerral, M., Mottron L., Luminance- and Texture-Defined Information Processing in School-Aged Children with Autism. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 24;8(10):e78978. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078978. eCollection 2013. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2013;8(11). doi: 10.1371/annotation/a4b3468f-cb36-4833-85f9-93a7cba7c36a. PMID: 24205355

Bouvet*, L., Mottron, L., Valdois, S., Donnadieu, S., (2013) Auditory stream segregation in autism: Benefits and downsides of superior perceptual Processees. J Autism Dev Disord. 2013 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-2003-8. PMID: 24281422

Mottron, L., Dawson, M., The autistic Spectrum (2013) Handb Clin Neurol. 2013;111:263-71. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-52891-9.00029-4.

Charbonneau, G., Bertone, A., Lepore, F., Nassim, M., Lassonde, M., Mottron, L., Collignon. O. (2013) Multi-level deficits in the multisensory processing of emotion expressions in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neuropsychologia. 2013 Apr;51(5):1002-10. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.02.009. Epub 2013 Feb 24. PMID: 23462241

Galle*, S., Courchesne*, V., Mottron, L., Frasnelli, J., (2013) Olfaction in the autism spectrum, Perception. 2013;42(3):341-55.

Limoges*, E. Bolduc, C. Berthiaume, C., Mottron, L., Godbout, R. (2013) Relationship between poor sleep and daytime cognitive performance in young adults with autism, Res Dev Disabil. 2013 Apr;34(4):1322-35. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2013.01.013. Epub 2013 Feb 14. PMID: 23417137

Massand, E., Bowler DM, Mottron, L., Hosein, A., Jemel, B., (2013) ERP Correlates of Recognition Memory in Autism Spectrum Disorder, J Autism Dev Disord. 2013 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1755-x. PMID: 23307419

Mottron, L., Bonnel*, A., Bouvet*, L., Samson*, F., Burack, JA, Dawson M., Heaton, P., Veridical mapping in the development of exceptional autistic abilities (2013) Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2013 Feb;37(2):209-28. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2012.11.016. Epub 2012 Dec 5. PMID: 23219745

Brochu-Barbeau*, E., Soulières*, I., Dawson, M, Zeffiro T., Mottron L., (2013) The level and nature of autistic intelligence III: Inspection time. J Abnorm Psychol. 2013 Feb;122(1):295-301. doi: 10.1037/a0029984. Epub 2012 Oct 22. PMID: 23088375

Collignon O, Charbonneau G, Peters F, Nassim M, Lassonde M, Lepore F, Mottron L, Bertone A. (2013) Reduced multisensory facilitation in persons with autism. Cortex. 2013 Jun;49(6):1704-10. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2012.06.001. Epub 2012 Jun 20. PMID: 22818902


Samson* F, Mottron L, Soulières* I, Zeffiro TA. Enhanced visual functioning in autism: an ALE meta-analysis Hum Brain Mapp. 2012 Jul;33(7):1553-81. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21307. Epub 2011 Apr 4. PMID: 21465627

Nguyen*, A.K.D., Simard-Meilleur*, A.A., Berthiaume, C., Godbout, R, Mottron, L.: "Head circumference in Canadian male adults: Development of a normalized chart", (2012) International Journal of Morphology. (acc.8-12)30 (4). doi: 10.4067/S0717-95022012000400033.

Forgeot d’Arc B, Dawson M., Soulières* I., Mottron, L., (2012). Self-injury in autism is largely unexplained: now what? J Autism Dev Disord. 2012 Nov;42(11):2513-4; author reply 2515-8. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1628-3. No abstract available. PMID: 22890404

Russo, N., Mottron, L., Burack, J.A., Jemel, B., (2012) Parameters of semantic multisensory integration depend on timing and modality order among people on the autism spectrum: Evidence from Event-Related Potentials.Neuropsychologia, 2012 50(9):2131-41. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.05.003.

Hayward, DA., Shore, DI., Ristic, J., Kovshoff, H., Iarocci, G., Mottron, L., Burack, JA., (2012) Flexible visual processing in young adults with autism: The effects of implicit learning on a global-local task, J. of Autism and Developmental Disorders 42(11), 2382-92. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1485-0.


Tarabeux J, Kebir O, Gauthier J, Hamdan FF, Xiong L, Piton A, Spiegelman D, Henrion E, Millet B; S2D team, Fathalli F, Joober R, Rapoport JL, Delisi LE, Fombonne E, Mottron L., Forget-Dubois N, Boivin M, Michaud JL, Drapeau P, Lafrenière RG, Rouleau GA, Krebs MO. (2011). Rare mutations in N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate receptors in autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. Transl Psychiatry. 2011 Nov 15;1:e55. doi: 10.1038/tp.2011.52. PMID: 22833210

Mottron, L., Changing perceptions: The power of autism. Nature. 2011 Nov 2;479 (7371): 33-5. Cet article a fait l’objet d’article de commentaires dans plus de 600 sites internationaux et d’articles pleine page dans la presse écrite: Boston Globe (USA), LATimes (USA), Globe and Mail (Can), National Post (Can), Postmedia news (Can), The Hindu (Inde), Le Monde (Fr), et dans la presse TV (ABC news(USA), CTV (Can) Radio Canada (Can). Classé Comment pieces of the year (nr9). 2011 par la rédaction de Nature. Repris dans Nature Digest 9, 20-23 doi: 10.1038/ndigest.2012.120220

Soulières*, I., Dawson, M., Gernsbacher, M., Mottron, L., (2011) The Level and Nature of Autistic Intelligence II: what about Asperger Syndrome? PLoS One, 6(9):e25372. Epub 2011 Sep 28. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025372.

Kéïta*, L., Mottron, L., Dawson, M., Bertone, A., (2011) Atypical lateral connectivity: a neural basis for altered visuo-spatial processing in autism, Biol Psychiatry, Nov 1;70(9):806-11. Epub 2011 Sep 9. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.07.031

Greffou, S., Bertone, A., Hahler, E.M., Hanssens, J.M., Mottron, L., Faubert, J. (2011) Postural hypo-reactivity in autism is contingent on development and visual environment:A fully immersive virtual reality study, J. of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1007/s10803-011-1326-6.

McAlonan, GM., Cheung, C., Chua, SE., Mottron, L., (2011) Meta-analysis of Gray Matter Abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Should Asperger Disorder Be Subsumed Under a Broader Umbrella of Autistic Spectrum Disorder? Online letter 2001 Jun 30, Archives of General Psychiatry, 68: 409-18. doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.27.

Perreault, A., Gurnsey, R., Dawson, M., Mottron, L., Bertone, A., (2011) Increased sensitivity to mirror symmetry in autism, PloS One, Apr 29;6(4):e19519. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019519.

Samson*, F., Mottron, L., Soulières*, I., Zeffiro, T.A., (2011) Enhanced visual functioning in autism: an ALE meta-analysis, Human brain mapping, Apr 4. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21307. [Epub ahead of print]Cet article a fait l’objet de recension dans plus de 300 sites internationnaux, dont www.EurekaAlert, www.sciencenews,, Vancouver sun, Scientific American, BBC World, BBC News, CNN, Medical News,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, etc Il a, fait l’objet d’une capsule audio sur le site de l’American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, et d’une capsule video dans l’American Museaum of Natural History de New York

Fassio, A., Patry, L., Congia, S., Onofri, F., Piton, A., Gauthier, J., Pozzi, D., Messa, M., Defranchi, E., Fadda, M., Corradi, A., Baldelli, P., Lapointe, L., St-Onge, J., Meloche, C., Mottron, L., Valtorta, F., Nguyen, DK., Rouleau, GA., Benfenati, F., Cossette, P., (2011) SYN1 loss-of-function mutations in ASD and partial epilepsy cause impaired synaptic function, Hum Mol Genet,Jun 15;20(12):2297-307. Epub 2011 Mar 25. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddr122.

Hamdan, FF., Gauthier, J., Dobrzeniecka, S., Lortie, A., Mottron L., Vanasse, M., D'Anjou, G., Lacaille, JC., Rouleau, GA., Michaud, JL., (2011) Intellectual disability without epilepsy associated with STXBP1 disruption, Eur J Hum Genet,May;19(5):607-9. Epub 2011 Mar 2

Gauthier, J., Siddiqui, TJ., Huashan, P., Yokomaku, D., Hamdan, FF., Champagne, N., Lapointe, M., Spiegelman, D., Noreau, A., Lafrenière, RG., Fathalli, F., Joober, R., Krebs, MO., Delisi, LE., Mottron, L., Fombonne, E., Michaud, JL., Drapeau, P., Carbonetto, S., Craig, AM., Rouleau, GA., (2011)Truncating mutations in NRXN2 and NRXN1 in autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia, Hum Genet, Oct;130(4):563-73. Epub 2011 Mar 22. doi: 10.1007/s00439-011-0975-z.

Soulières*, I., Zeffiro, TA., Girard, ML., Mottron, L., (2011) Enhanced mental image mapping in autism Neuropsychologia, Apr;49(5):848-57. Epub 2011 Jan 21. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.01.027.

Samson*, F., Hyde, KL., Bertone, A., Soulières*, I., Mendrek, A., Ahad, P., Mottron, L., Zeffiro, TA., (2011) Atypical processing of auditory temporal complexity in autistics, Neuropsychologia, Feb;49(3):546-55. Epub 2010 Dec 28. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.12.033

Hamdan, FF., Daoud, H., Piton, A., Gauthier, J., Dobrzeniecka, S., Krebs, MO., Joober, R., Lacaille, JC., Nadeau., A, Milunsky., JM, Wang, Z., Carmant, L., Mottron, L., Beauchamp, MH., Rouleau, GA., Michaud, JL., (2011) De Novo SYNGAP1 Mutations in Nonsyndromic Intellectual Disability and Autism, Biol Psychiatry, May 1;69(9):898-901. Epub 2011 Jan 15. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.11.015.

Soulières*, I., Mottron, L., Giguère, G., Larochelle, S., (2011) Category induction in autism: slower, perhaps different, but certainly possible, Quarterly. J. of Exp. Psychology, Feb;64(2):311-27. Epub 2010 Jul 8. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2010.492994.

Piton, A., Gauthier, J., Hamdan, FF., Lafrenière, RG., Yang, Y., Henrion, E., Laurent, S., Noreau, A., Thibodeau, P., Karemera, L., Spiegelman, D., Kuku, F., Duguay, J., Destroismaisons, L., Jolivet, P., Côté, M., Lachapelle, K., Diallo, O., Raymond, A., Marineau, C., Champagne, N., Xiong, L., Gaspar, C., Rivière, JB., Tarabeux, J., Cossette, P., Krebs, MO., Rapoport, JL., Addington, A., Delisi, LE., Mottron, L., Joober, R., Fombonne, E., Drapeau, P., Rouleau, GA.,(2011) Systematic resequencing of X-chromosome synaptic genes in autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia,Mol Psychiatry,Aug;16(8):867-80. Epub 2010 May 18. doi: 10.1038/mp.2010.54


Hamdan, FF., Daoud, H., Rochefort, D., Piton, A., Gauthier, J., Langlois, M., Foomani, G., Dobrzeniecka, S., Krebs, MO., Joober, R., Lafrenière, RG., Lacaille, JC., Mottron, L., Drapeau, P., Beauchamp, MH., Phillips, MS., Fombonne, E., Rouleau, GA., Michaud, JL., (2010) De Novo Mutations in FOXP1 in Cases with Intellectual Disability, Autism, and Language Impairment, Am J Hum Genet, Nov 12;87(5):671-8. Epub 2010 Oct 14. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2010.09.017

Soulières,*I., Hubert, B., Rouleau, N., Gagnon, L., Tremblay, P., Seron, X., Mottron, L., (2010) Superior estimation abilities in two autistic spectrum children,Cogn Neuropsychologia,May;27(3):261-76. Epub 2010 Oct 13. doi: 10.1080/02643294.2010.519228

Kéïta* L, Bertone A.Far visual acuity is unremarkable in autism: Do we need to focus on crowding? Autism Research 2010 Dec;3(6):333-41. doi: 10.1002/aur.164

Jemel, B., Mimeault, D., Saint-Amour, D., Hosein, A., Mottron, L., (2010) VEP Contrast sensitivity responses reveal reduced functional segregation of mid and high filters of visual channels in Autism. J. of Vision, Jun1;10(6):13. doi: 10.1167/10.6.13

Awadalla P, Gauthier J, Myers RA, Casals F, Hamdan FF, Griffing AR, Côté M, Henrion E, Spiegelman D, Tarabeux J, Piton A, Yang Y, Boyko A, Bustamante C, Xiong L, Rapoport JL, Addington AM, Delisi JL, Krebs MO, Joober R, Millet B, Fombonne E, Mottron L., Zilversmit M, Keebler J, Daoud H, Marineau C, Roy-Gagnon MH, Dubé MP, Eyre-Walker A, Drapeau P, Stone EA, Lafrenière RG, Rouleau GA. Direct Measure of the De Novo Mutation Rate in Autism and Schizophrenia Cohorts. Am Journal of Hum Genet. 2010 Sep 10;87(3):316-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2010.07.019.

Léveillé, C.L., Barbeau* E.B., Bolduc, C., Limoges*, E., Berthiaume, C., Chevrier, E., Mottron, L., Godbout, R. Enhanced connectivity between visual cortex and other regions of the brain in autism: A REM sleep EEG coherence study, Autism Research 2010 Oct;3(5):280-5

Mitchell, P., Mottron, L., Soulières*, I. Ropar, D., (2010) Susceptibility to the Shepard Illusion in participants with autism: Reduced top-down influences within perception? Autism Research. Jun;3(3):113-9. doi: 10.1002/aur.130.

Tarabeux, J., Champagne, N., Brustein, E., Hamdan, FF., Gauthier, J., Lapointe, M., Maios, C., Piton, A., Spiegelman, D., Henrion, E., Team, ST., Millet, B., Rapoport, JL., Delisi, LE., Joober, R,. Fathalli, F., Fombonne, E., Mottron, L., Forget-Dubois, N., Boivin, M., Michaud, JL., Lafrenière, RG., Drapeau, P., Krebs, MO., Rouleau, GA., (2010) De Novo Truncating Mutation in Kinesin 17 Associated with Schizophrenia, Biol Psychiatry, Oct 1;68(7):649-56. Epub 2010 Jun 19. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.04.018

Bonnel*, A., McAdams S., Smith B., Berthiaume, C., Bertone, A., Ciocca, V., Burack, JA., Mottron, L., (2010) Enhanced pure-tone pitch discrimination among persons with autism but not Asperger syndrome, Neuropsychologia, Jul;48(9):2465-75. Epub 2010 Apr 28. doi: 10.1162/089892903321208169.

Mottron, L., (2010) Que fait-on de l’intelligence autistique, Enfance, Mar;22:45-57 NecPlus

Hyde, KL., Samson*, F., Evans, AC., Mottron, L., (2010) Neuroanatomical Differences in Brain Areas Implicated in Perceptual and Other Core Features of Autism Revealed by Cortical Thickness Analysis and Voxel-Based Morphometry, Human Brain Mapping,Apr;31(4):556-66. doi: 10.1002/hbm.20887


Weiss*, L., Arking*, A., Dan E., 195 collaborators & Mottron L., (2009) The Gene Discovery Project of Johns Hopkins and the Autism Consortium A genome-wide linkage and associations scan reveals novel loci for autism. Nature, Oct;8;461(7265):802-8. doi: 10.1038/nature08490.

Soulières*, I., Dawson, M., Samson*, F., Barbeau*, EB., Sahyoun, CP., Strangman, G., Zeffiro, T.A., Mottron, L., (2009) Enhanced visual Activity contributes to fluid reasoning in autism, Human brain mapping, Dec;30(12):4082-107. doi: 10.1002/hbm.20831

Hamdan, F.F., Piton A., Gauthier, J., Lortie A., Dubeau, F., Dobrzeniecka, S., Spiegelman, D., Noreau, A., Pellerin, S., Côté, M., Henrion, E., Fombonne, E., Mottron, L., Marineau, C., Drapeau, P., Lafrenière, R.G., Lacaille, J.C., Rouleau, G.A., Michaud, J.L., (2009) De novo STXBP1 mutations in mental retardation and non-syndromic epilepsy. Ann Neurol., Jun;65(6):748-53. doi: 10.1002/ana.21625

Mottron, L., Soulières*, I., Dawson, M., (2009) Enhanced perception in savant syndrome : patterns, structure and creativity. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci., May 27;364(1522):1385-91. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2008.0333.

Hamdan, F.F., Gauthier, J., Pellerin, S., Dobrzeniecka, S., Marineau, C., Fombonne, E., Mottron, L., Lafrenière, R.G., Drapeau, P., Lacaille, J.C., Rouleau, G.A., Michaud, J.L., (2009) No association between SRGAP3/MEGAP haploinsufficiency and mental retardation.Arch Neurol. May;66(5):675-6. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2009.65.

Sahyoun, C.P., Soulières*, I., Belliveau, J.W., Mottron, L., Mody, M., (2009) Cognitive Differences in Pictorial Reasoning between High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, J. of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Jul;39(7):1014-23. Epub 2009 Mar 7. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0712-9

Hamdan, F.F., Gauthier, J., Spiegelman, D., Noreau, A., Yang, Y., Pellerin, S., Dobrzeniecka, S., Côté, M., Perreault-Linck, E., Carmant, L., D'Anjou, G., Fombonne, E., Addington, A.M., Rapoport, J.L., Delisi, L.E., Krebs, M.O., Mouaffak, F., Joober, R., Mottron, L., Drapeau, P., Marineau, C., Lafrenière, R.G., Lacaille, J.C., Rouleau, G.A., Michaud, J.L., Synapse to Disease Group. (2009) Mutations in SYNGAP1 in Autosomal Non-Syndromic Mental Retardation, N Engl J Med, Feb 5;360(6):599-605. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2009 Oct 29;361(18):1814. Perreault-Linck, Elizabeth [corrected to Perreau-Linck, Elizabeth]. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0805392.

Bowler, D.M., Limoges*, E., Mottron, L., (2009) Different Verbal Learning Strategies in High-Functioning Autism: Evidence from the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, J. of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Jun;39(6):910-5, Epub Feb 10. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0697-4

Barbeau*, E.B., Mendrek, A., Mottron, L., (2009) Are autistic traits autistic? British Journal of Psychology, Feb;100(Pt 1):23-8. Epub 2008 Aug 20. doi: 10.1348/000712608X337788

Gauthier, J., Spiegelman, D., Piton, A., Marineau, C., Lafrenière, R., St-Onge, J., Hamdan, F., Mottron, L., Fombonne, E., Joober, R., Lapointe, L., Drapeau, P., Rouleau, G.A., (2009) Novel de novo SHANK3 Mutation in Autistic Patients, Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet., Apr 5;150B(3):421-4. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.30822

Piton A., Michaud, J.L., Peng, H., Aradhya, S., Gauthier, J., Mottron, L., Champagne N., Lafrenière, RG, Hamdan, F.F.; S2D team, Joober, R., Fombonne, E., Marineau, C., Cossette, P., Dubé, M.P., Haghighi, P, Drapeau, P., Barker, P.A., Carbonetto S., Rouleau, G.A., (2008) Mutations in the calcium-related gene IL1RAPL1 are associated with autism (2008) Hum Mol Genet, Dec 15;17(24):3965-74, E-pub 2008 Sep 18. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddn300

Amiet, C., Gourfinkel-An, I., Bouzamondo, A., Tordjman, S., Baulac, M., Lechat, P., Mottron, L., Cohen, D., (2008) Epilepsy in Autism is associated with mental retardation and gender: evidence from a Meta-Analysis. Biological Psychiatry, Oct 1;64(7):577-82. Epub 2008 Jun 2. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.04.030

Daoust, A.M., Lusignan, F.A., Braun, C.M.J., Mottron, L., Godbout, R., (2008) EEG correlates of emotions in dream narratives from typical young adults and autistic spectrum disorders.Psychophysiology, 45, 299–308. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2007.00626.x.

Daoust, A.M., Lusignan, F.A., Braun, C.M., Mottron, L., Godbout, R., (2008) Dream content analysis in persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorder,J. of Autism and developmental Disorders.2008 Apr;38(4):634-43. Epub 2007 Aug 8. doi: 10.1007/s10803-007-0431-z

Gras-Vincendon A., Mottron L., Bursztejn, C., Danion, JM., (2007) Temporal Context Memory in High–Functioning Autism, Autism Nov 11(6):523-34. doi: 10.1177/1362361307083257

Mottron, L., Soulières*, I., Ménard*, E., (2007) Éléments de diagnostic différentiel clinique entre le syndrome d’Asperger et personnalité Schizoïde/Paranoïaque, Santé mentale au Québec, vol.32, no.1, 367-75. doi: 10.7202/016526ar.

Wang*, L., Mottron, L., Peng, D., Berthiaume, C., Dawson, M., (2007) Local bias and local-to-global interference without global deficit: A robust finding in autism under various conditions of attention, exposure time and visual angle, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Jul;24(5):550-74. doi: 10.1080/13546800701417096.

Dawson, M., Soulières*, I., Gernsbacher, M.A., Mottron, L., (2007) The Level and Nature of Autistic Intelligence, Psychological Science, Aug;18(8):657-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2007.01954.x.
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Gernsbacher, M.A., Dawson, M., Mottron, L., (2007) Autism: Common, Heritable, but not Harmful. Commentary on Keller & Miller target article, “Resolving the paradox of common, Harmful, heritable mental disorders: which evolutionary genetic model work best? Behavioral and Brain Science, Aug;29(4):413-4. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X06319097.

Mottron, L., Mineau, S., Martel*, G., Saintonge*, C., Bernier, CS., Berthiaume, C.,Dawson, M., Lemay, M., Palardy, M.,Charman, T., Faubert, J., (2007) Lateral glances toward moving stimuli among young children with autism: Early regulation of locally oriented perception?Development and Psychopathology,Winter;19(1):23-36. doi: 10.1017/S0954579407070022


Soulières*, I., Mottron, L., Saumier, D., Larochelle, S., (2006) Atypical categorical perception in autism : autonomy of discrimination? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, E-pub. doi: 10.1007/s10803-006-0172-4.

Caron*, MJ., Mottron, L., Berthiaume, C., Dawson, M., (2006) Cognitive mechanisms, specificity and neural underpinnings of the block design peak in autism, Brain, Jul:129(pt7):1789-1802. doi: 10.1093/brain/awl072.

Mottron, L., Lemmens*, K., Gagnon*, L., Seron, X., (2006) Non-algorithmic access to calendar information in a calendar calculator with autism. Journal of Autism and developmental Disorders, 36(2):239-247. doi: 10.1007/s10803-005-0059-9.

Bertone*, A., Mottron, L., Faubert, J. (2006) Dissociating pathway-versus complexity-specific accounts of motion perception impairments in autism. Commentary on Milne, E., Swettenham, J. & Campbell, R. Motion perception in autism: a review. Current psychology of cognition, 23(1), 75-83.

Mottron, L., Ménard*, E., Soulières*, I., Dawson, M., (2006) L’évaluation cognitive dans les troubles envahissants du développement. Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 26(3):1-20.

Lahaie*, A., Mottron, L., Arguin, M., Berthiaume, C., Jemel, B., Saumier, D., (2006) Face perception in high-functioning autistic adults: evidence for superior processing of face parts, not for a configural face processing deficit. Neuropsychology, 20(1):30-41. doi: 10.1037/0894-4105.20.1.30.

Gauthier, J., Joober, R., Dubé, MP., Verlaan, DJ., St-Onge, J., Bonnel*, AC., Gariépy, D., Lacasse, H., Najafee, R., Fombonne, E., Mottron, L., Rouleau, GA.,(2006) Autism Spectrum Disorders Associated With X Chromosome Markers In French-Canadian Males. Journal of Molecular Psychiatry, Feb; 11(2):206-13. doi: 10.1038/

Mottron, L., Burack, JA., (2006) Another perception. Editorial preface, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, special issue: perception in autism, Jan; 36(1):1-3. doi: 10.1007/s10803-005-0048-z.

Jemel, B., Dawson, M., Mottron, L., (2006) Impairment of face perception in autism: fact, or artefact? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, special issue: perception in autism, 36(1):91-106. doi: 10.1007/s10803-005-0050-5.

Iarocci, G., Burack, JA., Shore, D. M., Mottron, L., Enns, J., (2006) Global-Local Processing in High Functioning Children with Autism: Preexisting Visual Biases versus Implicit Task Biases.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, special issue: perception in autism,36(1):117-29. doi: 10.1007/s10803-005-0045-2.

Mottron, L., Dawson, M., Soulières*, I., Hubert*, B., Burack, JA., (2006) Le surfonctionnement perceptuel dans l’autisme: Une mise à jour et huit principles sur la perception autistique. Revue de neuropsychologie, 16(3) 251-297 (Traduction de l’article précédent)

Mottron, L., Dawson, M.,Soulières*, I., Hubert*, B.,Burack, JA., (2006) Enhanced perceptual functioning in autism: an updated model and eight principle of autistic perception. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, special issue: perception in autism,36(1): 27-43. doi: 10.1007/s10803-005-0040-7.

Samson*, F., Mottron, L., Belin, P., Jemel B., Ciocca, V., (2006) Auditory perception in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, special issue: perception in autism, 36(1): 65-76. doi: 10.1007/s10803-005-0043-4.


Bertone*, A., Mottron, L., Jelenic, P., Faubert, J., (2005) Enhanced and diminished visuo-spatial information processing in autism depends on stimulus complexity Brain, 128, 2430-41. doi: 10.1093/brain/awh561.

Ristic, J., Mottron, L., Friesen, CK., Iarocci, G., Burack, JA., Kingstone A., (2005) Eyes are special but not for everyone: The case of autism. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 715-718. doi: 10.1016/j.cogbrainres.2005.02.007.

Vlamings, PHJM., Stauder JEA., Van Son IAM., Mottron L., (2005) Atypical visual orienting to gaze and arrow cues in adults with high functioning autism.J. of Autism and developmental Disorders, 35(3), 267-277. doi: 10.1007/s10803-005-3289-y.

Limoges*, E., Mottron, L., Bolduc, C., Berthiaume, C., Godbout, R., (2005) Atypical Sleep Architecture and the Autism Phenotype, Brain, 128, 1049-1061. doi: 10.1093/brain/awh425

Gauthier, J., Bonnel*, A., St-Onge, J., Karemera, L., Laurent, S., Mottron, L., Fombonne, E., Joober, R., Rouleau GA.,(2005) NLGN3/NLGN4 Gene mutations are not responsible for autism in the Quebec population. American Journal of Medical Genetics (b) Neuropsychiatrical Genetics, Jan 5, 132(1):74-5. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.30066.


Gagnon*, L., Mottron, L., Bherer, L., Joanette, Y., (2004) Quantification judgement in high functioning autism:Superior Or Different? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 34(6), 679-689. doi: 10.1007/s10803-004-5288-9.

Bertone*, A., Mottron L., Faubert, J., (2004) Autism and schizophrenia: similar perceptual consequences, different neurobiological ethiology? Behavior and Brain Science, 27, 4 (592-593). doi: 10.1017/S0140525X04260137. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X04260137.

Daoust, AM., Limoges*, E., Bolduc, C., Mottron, L., Godbout, R.,(2004) EEG Spectral Analysis of Wakefulness and REM Sleep in High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Journal of clinical electrophysiology, 115(6), 1368-1373. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2004.01.011.

Cantin*, C., Mottron, L., (2004) Pédagogie et réadaptation spécialisées pour les troubles envahissants du développement sans déficience. Revue canadienne de psycho-éducation, 33(1), 93-115.

Mottron, L., (2004) Matching strategies in Cognitive Research with Individuals with High-functioning Autism: Current Practices, Instrument Biases, and Recommendations.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, special issue on methodology, 34 (1) 19-27. doi: 10.1023/b:jadd.0000018070.88380.83.

Caron*, MJ., Mottron, L., Rainville, C., Chouinard, S.,(2004) Do high functioning persons with autism present superior wayfinding abilities? Neuropsychologia, 42, 467-481. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2003.08.015.


Mottron L., Bernier S., Lamy, M., Ménard*, E., Cantin*, C., Caillé, S., (2003) Outils d’aide à l’acquisition des habiletés sociales dans les troubles envahissants du développement sans déficience intellectuelle: principes d’action, description & bases neurocognitives. Prisme, 40, 126-143.

Mottron, L., Burack, J., Iarocci, G., Belleville, S., Enns, J., (2003) Locally oriented perception with intact global processing among adolescents with high functioning autism: evidence from Multiple Paradigms J. of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 44(6), 906-913. doi: 10.1111/1469-7610.00174

Cantin*, C., Mottron, L., (2003) Réponse à l’article « les programmes de type Lovaas et la réadaptation en autisme infantile» Revue canadienne de psycho-éducation, 32,1, 177-182.

Fecteau*, S., Mottron, L., Burack, J., Berthiaume, C., (2003) Developmental changes of autistic symptoms. Autism 6(4), 67-81. doi: 10.1177/1362361303007003003.

Bonnel*, AC., Mottron, L., Peretz, I., Trudel, M., Gallun, E., Bonnel, AM., (2003) Enhanced sensitivity for pitch in individuals with autism: A Signal Detection Analysis. J. of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, (226-235). doi: 10.1162/089892903321208169

Bertone, A., Mottron, L., Jelenic, P., Faubert, J.,(2003) Motion perception in autism: A complex issue? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 15 (2) (218-225). Cet article a valu à Bertone le Prix Brainstar (cerveau en tête) du CIHR, Novembre 2003. doi: 10.1162/089892903321208150

Gauthier, J., Joober, R., Mottron, L., FuchsM., De Kimpe, V.,Rouleau,GA., (2003) Mutation screening of Foxp2 in children diagnosed with autism. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 172-175. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.10105.


Godbout, R., Limoges*, E., Daoust, AM., Bolduc, C., Mottron, L., (2002) EEG in activated states: wakefulness and REM sleep. International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism, IJBEM doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2004.01.011.

Burack, JA., Iarocci, G., Bowler, D., Mottron, L., (2002) Benefits and Pitfalls in the Merging of Disciplines:The Example of Developmental Psychopathology and the Study of Persons with Autism. Development and Psychopathology, 14 (2):225-37. doi: 10.1017/s095457940200202x.


Mottron, L., Fecteau*, S., (2001) Les transformations développementales dans les troubles envahissants du développement sans déficience. Prisme, 34, 140-151.

Mottron, L., Morasse, K.*, Belleville, S., (2001) A study of memory functioning in individuals with autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 42(2), 253-260.


Mottron, L., Peretz, I., Ménard*, E., (2000) Local and global processing of music in high-functioning persons with autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 41(8), 1057-1068.

Mercier, C., Mottron, L., Belleville, S., (2000) A psychosocial study on restricted interests in high functioning persons with pervasive developmental disorders. Autism, 4(4), 409-428. doi: 10.1177/1362361300004004006.

Godbout, R., Bergeron, C., Limoges, E.*, Stip, E., Mottron, L., (2000) A laboratory study of sleep in Asperger’s syndrome. Neuroreport, 11(2) 127-130. doi: 10.1097/00001756-200001170-00025.

Stip, E., Black, DN., Ekoe, J.M., Mottron, L., (2000) Fahr’s Disease and Asperger’s Syndrome in patient with primary hypoparathyroidism. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 68, 100, 126. doi: 10.1136/jnnp.68.1.115.

Mottron, L., Burack, J., (2000) On why simulated developmental disorders don’t predict real ones : A reply to Oliver, Johnson, Karmiloff-Smith & Pennington. Developmental Science, 3 (1), 29-31.


Mottron, L., Peretz, I., Belleville, S., Rouleau, N., (1999) Absolute Pitch in Autism: A case study. Neurocase, 5(6), 485-501. doi: 10.1080/13554799908402744.

Mottron, L., Belleville, S., Ménard*, E.,(1999) Local bias in autistic subjects as evidenced by graphic tasks: Perceptual hierarchization or working memory deficit?Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 40 (5), 743-755. 

Mottron, L., Burack, J., Stauder, J., Robaey, P., (1999) Perceptual processing among high-functioning persons with autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,40(2), 203-212.

Lassonde, M., Mottron, L., Peretz, I., Schiavetto, A., Hébert, S., Décarie, JC., (1999) Loss of global visual and auditory processing following right temporal lobe lesion. Brain and Cognition, 40, 162-166.


Mottron, L., Belleville, S., Stip, E., Morasse*, K., (1998) Atypical memory performances in an autistic savant. Memory, 6(6), 593-607. doi: 10.1080/741943372.

Jambaqué, I., Mottron, L., Ponsot, G., Chiron, C.,(1998) Autism and Visual Agnosia in a Child with Right Occipital Lobectomy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 65, 555-560. doi: 10.1136/jnnp.65.4.555. ht" width="25%">

Mineau, S., Mottron, L., (1998) Intervention thérapeutique utilisant les «intérêts particuliers» chez un enfant autiste avec agnosie visuelle: étude de cas. Santé mentale au Québec, 23(1), 67-84.

Mottron, L., Lapointe, P., Fournier, F., (1998) Le diagnostic des troubles envahissants du développement sans déficience et son impact sur l’obtention de services scolaires et sociaux au Québec. Santé mentale au Québec, 23(1), 96-114.

Mottron, L., Belleville, S., (1998) L’hypothèse perceptive visuelle dans l’autisme. Psychologie Française, 43(2), 135-145.

Godbout, R., Bergeron, C., Stip, E., Mottron, L., (1998) A laboratory study of sleep and dreaming in a case of Asperger’s syndrome. Dreaming, 8(2), 75-88. doi: 10.1023/B:DREM.0000005898.95212.58.


Mottron, L., Mineau, S., Décarie, JC., Labrecque, R., Jambaqué, I., Pépin, JP., Aroichane, M., (1997) Visual agnosia with bilateral temporo-occipital brain lesions in a child with an autistic disorder : A case study. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 39, 699-705. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.1997.tb07367.x.

Gagnon*, L., Mottron, L., Joanette, Y.,(1997) Questionning the validity of the semantic-pragmatic syndrome diagnosis. Autism, 1(1), 37-55. doi: 10.1177/1362361397011006.


Mottron, L., Belleville, S., Stip, E., (1996) Proper Name Hypermnesia in an autistic subject. Brain & Language, 1996, 53, 326-350. doi: 10.1006/brln.1996.0052.


Mottron, L., Belleville, S., (1995) Perspective production in a savant-autistic draugstman. Psychological Medicine, 1995; 25:639-648. doi: 10.1017/s0033291700033547.


Mottron, L., Belleville, S., (1994) La mémoire sémantique des autistes. Prisme, 4:38-51. doi: 10.1006/brln.1996.0052.

Mottron, L., Belleville, S.,(1994) L'apport de la neuropsychologie cognitive à l'étude de l'autisme. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 19:95-102.


Mottron, L., Belleville, S., (1993) A study of perceptual analysis in a high-level autistic subject with exceptionnal graphic abilities. Brain and Cognition, 1993; 23:279-309. doi: 10.1006/brcg.1993.1060.


Mottron, L., (1990) Sur la place de la généalogie dans les psychoses schizophréniques, Synapse, 51:47-49.


Mottron, L., (1987) Certains signes positifs de la schizophrénie sont-ils des marqueurs développementaux? L'Évolution Psychiatrique, 55:1-12.

Mottron, L., Langage autistique et choix d'indications (1987).L'Information Psychiatrique, 63:513-516.

Mottron, L., La diffusion de prégnance de R. Thom, une application à l'ontogenèse des conduites sémiotiques normales et pathologiques. (1987) Semiotica, 67(3/4):233-244.


Mottron, L., (1981) Le psychopathe, la loi, l'institution. Psychologie médicale, 13(4):641-652.