Papers in peer-refereed journals

  • [27]Scharinger, M., Steinberg, J., & Tavano, A. (2017). Integrating speech in time depends on temporal expectations and attention. Cortex. [CrossRef]
  • [26]Kokinous, J., Tavano, A., Kotz, S. A., & Schröger, E. (2017). Perceptual integration of faces and voices depends on the interaction of emotional content and spatial frequency. Biological Psychology, 123, 155-165. [Abstract, PubMed, CrossRef]
  • [25]Kokinous, J., Kotz, S. A., Tavano, A., & Schröger, E. (2014). The role of emotion in dynamic audiovisual integration of faces and voices. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. [Abstract, PubMed, CrossRef]
  • [24]Tavano, A., Pesarin, A., Drioli, C., Perina, A., Murino, V., & Cristani, M. (2014). Automatic Conversational Scene Analysis in children with Asperger syndrome/High-Functioning Autism and typically developing peers. PlosOne, 9, e85819. [Full Text, Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [23]Tavano, A., Galbiati, S., Recla, M., Bardoni, A., & Strazzer, S. (2014). Cognitive recovery after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in children and adults: similar outcome but different underlying pathways? Brain Injury.
  • [22]Tavano, A., Widmann, A., Bendixen, A., Trujillo-Barreto, N. J., & Schröger, E. (2014). Temporal regularity facilitates higher-order sensory predictions in fast auditory sequences. European Journal of Neuroscience, 39(2), 308-318. [Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [21]Recla, M., Bardoni, A., Galbiati, S., Pastore, V., Dominici, C., Tavano, A., Locatelli, F., & Strazzer, S. (2013). Cognitive and adaptive functioning after severe TBI in school-aged children. Brain Injury, 27(7-8), 862-871.
  • [20]Gagliardi, C., Tavano, A., Turconi, A. C., & Borgatti, R. (2013). Sequence memory skills in Spastic Bilateral Cerebral Palsy are age independent as in normally developing children. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(6), 506-512. [Abstract, PubMed, CrossRef]
  • [19]Tavano, A., Grimm, S., Costa-Faidella, J., Slabu, L., Schröger, E., & Escera, C. (2012). Spectrotemporal processing drives fast access to memory traces for spoken words. Neuroimage, 60(4), 2300-2308. [Abstract, PubMed, CrossRef]
  • [18]Schwartze, M., Tavano, A., Schröger, E., & Kotz, S. A. (2012). Temporal aspects of prediction in audition: Cortical and subcortical neural mechanisms. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 83(2), 200-207. [Abstract, PubMed, CrossRef]
  • [17]Cristani, M., Pesarin, A., Drioli, C., Tavano, A., Perina, A., & Murino, V. (2011). Generative modeling and classification of dialogs by a low-level turn-taking feature. Pattern Recognition, 44(8), 1785-1800. [Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [16]Tavano, A., Busan, P., Borelli, M., & Pelamatti, G. (2011). Risperidone reduces tic-like motor behaviors and linguistic dysfluencies in severe persistent developmental stuttering. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 31(1), 131-134. [PubMed, CrossRef]
  • [15]Gagliardi, C., Martelli, S., Tavano, A., & Borgatti, R. (2011). Behavioural features of Italian infants and young adults with Williams-Beuren syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55(2), 121-131. [Abstract, PubMed, CrossRef]
  • [14]Gagliardi, C., Tavano, A., Turconi, A. C., Pozzoli, U., & Borgatti, R. (2011). Sequence learning in cerebral palsy. Pediatric Neurology, 44(3), 207-213. [Abstract, PubMed, CrossRef]
  • [13]Zanini, S., Angeli, V., & Tavano, A. (2011). Primary progressive aphasia in a bilingual speaker: a single-case study. Clin Linguist Phon, 25(6-7), 553-564. [Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [12]Zanini, S., Tavano, A., & Fabbro, F. (2010). Spontaneous language production in bilingual Parkinson's disease patients: Evidence of greater phonological, morphological and syntactic impairments in native language. Brain and Language, 113(2), 84-89. [Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [11]Tavano, A., Gagliardi, C., Martelli, S., & Borgatti, R. (2010). Neurological soft signs feature a double dissociation within the language system in Williams syndrome. Neuropsychologia, 48(11), 3298-3304. [Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [10]Tavano, A., & Borgatti, R. (2010). Evidence for a link among cognition, language and emotion in cerebellar malformations. Cortex, 46(7), 907-918. [Abstract, PubMed, CrossRef]
  • [9]Tavano, A., Galbiati, S., Recla, M., Formica, F., Giordano, F., Genitori, L., & Strazzer, S. (2009). Language and cognition in a bilingual child after traumatic brain injury in infancy: long-term plasticity and vulnerability. Brain Injury, 23(2), 167-171. [Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [8]Tavano, A., Sponda, S., Fabbro, F., Perlini, C., Rambaldelli, G., Ferro, A., Cerruti, S., Tansella, M., & Brambilla, P. (2008). Specific linguistic and pragmatic deficits in Italian patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 102(1-3), 53-62. [Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [7]Marini, A., Tavano, A., & Fabbro, F. (2008). Assessment of linguistic abilities in Italian children with specific language impairment. Neuropsychologia, 46(11), 2816-2823. [Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [6]Bearzotti, F., Tavano, A., & Fabbro, F. (2007). Development of orofacial praxis of children from 4 to 8 years of age. percept mot skill, 104, 1355-1366. [CrossRef]
  • [5]Tavano, A., Fabbro, F., & Borgatti, R. (2007). Language and social communication in children with cerebellar dysgenesis. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedica, 59(4), 201-209. [Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [4]Tavano, A., Grasso, R., Gagliardi, C., Triulzi, F., Bresolin, N., Fabbro, F., & Borgatti, R. (2007). Disorders of cognitive and affective development in cerebellar malformations. Brain, 130(Pt 10), 2646-2660. [Full Text, Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [3]Fabbro, F., Tavano, A., Corti, S., Bresolin, N., De Fabritiis, P., & Borgatti, R. (2004). Long-term neuropsychological deficits after cerebellar infarctions in two young adult twins. Neuropsychologia, 42(4), 536-545. [Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [2]Zanini, S., Tavano, A., Vorano, L., Schiavo, F., Gigli, G. L., Aglioti, S. M., & Fabbro, F. (2004). Greater syntactic impairments in native language in bilingual Parkinsonian patients. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 75(12), 1678-1681. [Abstract, CrossRef]
  • [1]Fabbro, F., Libera, L., & Tavano, A. (2002). A callosal transfer deficit in children with developmental language disorder. Neuropsychologia, 40(9), 1541-1546. [Abstract, CrossRef]


Submitted papers


Papers in preparation

  • [1] Tavano, A., Schröger, E., & Kotz, S. A. Prior knowledge affects the neural encoding of the hazard function for behaviorally relevant events.
  • [2] Kokinous, J., Tavano, A., Kotz, S. A., & Schröger, E. Audiovisual facilitation during the perception of dynamic emotion expressions: The role of spatial frequencies.


Book chapters and Proceedings

  • [7]Tavano, A., & Borgatti, R. (2010). The role of cerebellar structures in communication and language disorders. In D. Riva & J. Njiokiktjien (Eds.), Brain lesion localization and developmental functions (pp. 145-156). London/Paris: John Libbey Eurotext.
  • [6]Cristani, M., Pesarin, A., Drioli, C., Perina, A., Tavano, A., & Murino, V. (2009). Auditory Dialog Analysis and Understanding by Generative Modeling of Interactional Dynamics. In Second IEEE Workshop on CVPR for Human Communicative Behavior Analysis (pp. 103-109). Miami, Florida (USA).
  • [5]Farenzena, M., Tavano, A., Bazzani, L., Tosato, D., Paggetti, G., Menegaz, G., Murino, V., & Cristani, M. (2009). Social Interactions by Visual Focus of Attention in a Three-Dimensional Environment. In Workshop on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence for Human Behaviour Analysis (PRAI*HBA). Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • [4]Tavano, A., Borgatti, R., & Fabbro, F. (2008). Speaking without the cerebellum: Language skills in a young adult with near total absence of the cerebellum. In A. Schalley & D. Khlentzos (Eds.), Mental states, Volume I: Evolution, Function, Nature (pp. 171-190). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • [3]Pesarin, A., Cristani, M., Murino, V., Drioli, C., Perina, A., & Tavano, A. (2008). A statistical signature for automatic dialogue classification. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (pp. 1-4). Tampa, Florida (USA).
  • [2]Fabbro, F., Tavano, A., Cristofori, G., & Borgatti, R. (2004). Language disorders after very early brain lesion associated with paroxysmal abnormalities during NREM sleep. In F. Fabbro (Ed.), Neurogenic Language Disorders in Children . Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • [1]Borgatti, R., Tavano, A., Cristofori, G., & Fabbro, F. (2004). Language Development in Children with Cerebellar Malformations. In F. Fabbro (Ed.), Neurogenic Language Disorders in Children (pp. 127-148). Amsterdam: Elsevier.


Clinical assessment protocols

  • [1] Tavano, A., Côté, H., Ferré, P., Ska, B., & Joanette, Y. (2013). Protocollo MEC. Protocollo Montréal per la valutazione delle abilità comunicative. Springer Verlag: Milan.


Co-edited Special Issues

  • [1] Rampone, P., & Tavano, A. (2010). Update in Afasiologia. Acta Phoniatrica Latina, 32(1-2).


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