Proverbio, A.M. (2021). Sexual Dimorphism in Hemispheric Processing of Faces in Humans: A Meta-Analysis of 817 Cases, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2021;
Brusa, A., Bordone, G., Proverbio, A.M.  (2021). Measuring implicit mental representations related to ethnic stereotypes with ERPs: an exploratory study. Neuropsychologia, Available online 23 February 2021, 107808…/pii/S0028393221000592.

Proverbio, A.M. (2021). Sex differences in the social brain and in social cognition. Journal of Neuroscience Research. First published: 20 February 2021.

Proverbio, A.M., Russo, F. (2021). Multimodal recognition of emotions in music and language, Psychology of Music, 2021-01-07, in press  DOI: 1177/0305735620978697.

Proverbio, A.M., Zani, A. (2021). Hemispheric Asymmetry in Visual Processing: An ERP Study on Spatial Frequency Gratings, Symmetry, in press, DOI: 20944/preprints202101.0031.v1

Zani A, Proverbio AM (2020). Spatial attention modulates earliest visual processing: An electrical neuroimaging study. Heliyon 6 (2020) e05570

Zani A, Tumminelli C, Proverbio AM. (2020). Electroencephalogram (EEG) Alpha Power as a Marker of Visuospatial Attention Orienting and Suppression in Normoxia and Hypoxia. An Exploratory Study. Brain Sci. Mar 2;10(3):140. doi: 10.3390/brainsci10030140.

E. BratticoA. BrusaM.J. DietzT. JacobsenH.M. FernandesG. GaggeroP. ToiviainenP. VuustA.M. Proverbio. (2020). Beauty and the brain: Investigating the neural and musical attributes of beauty during a naturalistic music listening experience. B

Orlandi A, Proverbio AM. ERP indices of an orientation-dependent recognition of the human body schema.Neuropsychologia. 2020 Jun 16:107535. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107535. 

Proverbio AM, Parietti N, De Benedetto F. (2020). No other race effect (ORE) for infant face recognition: A memory task. Neuropsychologia. 2020 Apr;141:107439. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107439.

Proverbio AM, Santoni S, Adorni R. (2020). ERP Markers of Valence Coding in Emotional Speech Processing.  iScience. 2020 Feb 24;23(3):100933. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2020.100933. [Epub ahead of print]

Proverbio AM, Camporeale, E., Brusa, A. (2020). Multimodal Recognition of Emotions in Music and Facial Expressions. Front. Neurosci., 11 February 2020.

Orlandi A, D’Incà S, Proverbio A.M. Brain Res. (2020). Muscular effort coding in action representation in ballet dancers and controls: electrophysiological evidence.2020 Feb 7:146712. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2020.146712.

Proverbio AM, De Benedetto F, Guazzone M. (2020). Shared neural mechanisms for processing emotions in music and vocalizations. Eur J Neurosci. 2019 Dec 14. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14650. [Epub ahead of print] ejn2020

Proverbio, A.M., Santoni S. (2019). ERP makers of valence coding in emotional speech processing. (November 5, 2019). iScience, ISCIENCE-D-19-01212.

Orlandi, A.; Proverbio, A.M.  (2019). Left-Hemispheric Asymmetry for Object-Based Attention: an ERP Study. Brain Sci. 9, 315.

Manfredi, M., Proverbio, AM, Marques, L., Ribeiro, B., Yumi Nakao Morello, L., & Boggio, P. (2019). Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation of MPFC enhances humor processing. SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE.Sep 30. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2019.1674687. [Epub ahead of print]

Proverbio, AM, Vanutelli, M., & Viganò, S. (2019). Remembering faces: The effects of emotional valence and temporal recency. Brain and Cognition, 135, 103584.

Proverbio AM, Carminati M. (2019) Finger-counting observation interferes with number processing. Neuropsychologia,

Proverbio AM, Carminati M. (2019) Electrophysiological markers of poor vs. superior math abilities in healthy individuals. Eur J Neurosci. 2019 Jan 31. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14363. [Epub ahead of print]

Proverbio, A.M., De Gabriele, V. (2019). The other-race effect does not apply to infant faces: an ERP attentional study. Neuropsychologia, 18;126, 36-45.

Proverbio AM, Alberio A, De Benedetto F. Neural correlates of automatic beliefs about gender stereotypes: Males are more prejudicial. Brain Lang. 2018 Sep 1;186:8-16. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2018.08.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Proverbio AM, Raso G, Zani A (2018). Electrophysiological indexes of incongruent audiovisual phonemic processing: Unraveling the McGurk effect, Neuroscience, 2018 Aug 10;385:215-226

Proverbio AM, Ornaghi L, Gabaro V. (2018) How face blurring affects body language processing of static gestures in women and men. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. May 14. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsy033.

Proverbio AM, Bianco M, de Benedetto F. Distinct neural mechanisms for reading Arabic vs verbal numbers: an ERP study. Eur J Neurosci. 2018 May 12. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13938. [Epub ahead of print].

Proverbio AM, Bellini, E. (2018). How the degree of instrumental practice  in music increases perceptual sensitivity, Brain Research,, Volume 1691, 15 July 2018, Pages 15-25

Proverbio AM, De Benedetto F, Ferrari MV, Ferrarini G. (2018) When listening to rain sounds boosts arithmetic ability. PLoS One. 2018 Feb 21;13(2):e0192296.

Proverbio AM, De Benedetto F. (2018). Auditory enhancement of visual memory encoding is driven by emotional content of the auditory material and mediated by superior frontal cortex. Biol Psychol. 2018 Feb;132:164-175.

Arioli M, Perani D, Cappa S, Proverbio, A.M. et al. (2017). Affective and cooperative social interactions modulate effective connectivity within and between the mirror and mentalizing systems. Hum Brain Mapp. 2017;00:1–16.

Zani, A. Proverbio, A.M. (2017). Endogenous attention to object features modulates the ERP C1 component, Cognitive Neuroscience, Special issue DOI: 10.1080/17588928.2017.1381081

Orlandi, A., Zani, A., Proverbio, A.M. (2017). Dance expertise modulates visual sensitivity to complex biological movements. Neuropsychologia. 2017 Aug 18;104:168-181. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.08.019. [Epub ahead of print]

Proverbio, AM, Orlandi, A, Bianchi, E (2017). Electrophysiological markers of prejudice related to sexual gender. Neuroscience, 1-s2.0-S0306452217304335-main

Zani A, Proverbio AM. (2017). How voluntary orienting of attention and alerting modulate costs of conflict processing. Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 24;7:46701. doi: 10.1038/srep46701.

Proverbio, A.M., De Gabriele, V. (2017). The other-race effect does not apply to infant faces: an ERP attentional study. Neuropsychologia, Available online 29 March 2017

Manfredi M, Proverbio AM, Gonçalves Donate AP, Macarini Gonçalves Vieira S, Comfort WE, De Araújo Andreoli M, Boggio PS. (2017). tDCS application over the STG improves the ability to recognize and appreciate elements involved in humor processing. Exp Brain Res. 2017 Mar 15. doi: 10.1007/s00221-017-4932-5. [Epub ahead of print].

Brusa, A., Jacobsen, T., Vuust, P., Proverbio, A.M., Gaggero, G., Sams, M., Fernandes, H.M., Toiviainen, P., Brattico, E. (2017). Beauty and the brain – Investigating the neural correlates of musical beauty during a realistic music listening experience. Boston. Neuroscience and Music-VI

Arioli, M., Canessa, N, Perani, D., Proverbio, A.M., Zani, A., Falini, A., Cappa, S. (2017). Affective and cooperative interactions modulate brain connectivity within the action observation network. IX edition of the International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics and Fourth Conference of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe) – Mind, Brain, and Body. A neuroethical perspective Meetings on Neuroscience and Society, IX Edition.

Proverbio, AM, Cozzi, M., Orlandi, A., Carminati, M. (2017). Error related negativity in the skilled brain of pianists reveals motor simulation,  Neuroscience,

Proverbio AM, La Mastra F, Zani A (2016) How Negative Social Bias Affects Memory for Faces: An Electrical Neuroimaging Study. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162671. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162671

Proverbio, A.M., Massetti, G., Rizzi, E., Zani, A. (2016) Skilled musicians are not subject to the McGurk effect, Scientific Reports, 6, Article number: 30423.   (See the illusion in this video ).

Proverbio, A.M. (2017). Sex Differences in Social Cognition: The Case of Face Processing, Journal of Neuroscience Research, 7 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jnr.23817

Proverbio, A.M., Orlandi, A., Pisanu, F (2016) Brain processing of consonance/dissonance in musicians and controls: a hemispheric asymmetry revisited. European Journal of Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1111/ejn.13330  Proverbio_et_al-2016-European_Journal_of_Neuroscience (PDF).

Proverbio A.M., Galli, J. (2016)Women are better at seeing faces where there are none: an ERP study of face pareidolia, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience,

Proverbio A.M. , Manfrin L, Arcari L, De Benedetto F, Gazzola M, Guardamagna M, Lozano V and Zani A (2015). Non-expert listeners show decreased heart rate and increased blood pressure (fear bradycardia) in response to atonal music. Psychol. 6:1646. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01646 Frontiers 2015Proverbio_ProvisionalPDF

Proverbio, AM, Lozano Nasi V, Arcari LA, De Benedetto F, Guardamagna M, Gazzola M & Zani A (2015) The effect of background music on episodic memory and autonomic responses: listening to emotionally touching music enhances facial memory capacity, Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 15219 SREP15219

Proverbio, AM, Gabaro, V, Orlandi, A, Zani, A (2015) Semantic brain areas are involved in gesture comprehension: an electrical neuroimaging study, Brain & Language, in press.

Proverbio, AM, Orlandi, A. (2015) Instrument-Specific Effects of Musical Expertise on Audiovisual  Processing (Clarinet versus Violin), Psychology of music, in press. MP3304_04_Proverbio

Proverbio, AM, Attardo L, Cozzi M, Zani A (2015) The effect of musical practice on gesture/sound pairing. Frontiers in Psychology: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience 6.

Zani A., Marsili G., Senerchia A., Orlandi A., Citron F.M.M., Rizzi E., Proverbio A.M.  (2014) ERP signs of categorical and supra-categorical processing of visual information. Biological Psychology, doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.11.012

Proverbio AM, Calbi M, Manfredi M, Zani A (2014) Audio-visuomotor processing in the Musician’s brain: an ERP study on professional violinists and clarinetists. Scientific Reports, 4, 5866.

Manfredi M, Adorni R, Proverbio AM (2014) Why do we laugh at misfortunte situations? An electrophysiological exploration of comic situation processing, Neuropsychologia,

Adorni A, Manfredi M, Proverbio AM (2014) Electro-cortical manifestations of common vs. proper name processing during reading, Brain & Language 135, 1–8.

Peltola MP, Yrttiaho S, Puura K, Proverbio AM, Mononen N, Lehtimäki T, Leppänen JM (2014), Motherhood and oxytocin receptor genetic variation are associated with selective changes in electrocortical responses to infant facial expressions, Emotion, Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Proverbio AM, Calbi M, Manfredi M, Zani A (2014) Comprehending Body Language and Mimics: An ERP and Neuroimaging Study on Italian Actors and Viewers, March 07, 2014

Proverbio AM, Azzari R, Adorni R (2013) Is there a left hemispheric asymmetry for tool affordance processing? Neuropsychologia, in press

Adorni R, Manfredi M, Proverbio AM. Congenital Unilateral Deafness Affects Cerebral Organization of Reading. Brain Sciences. 2013; 3(2):908-922.

Proverbio AM, Vanutelli ME, Adorni R (2013) Can You Catch a Liar? How Negative Emotions Affect Brain Responses when Lying or Telling the Truth. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59383.

Proverbio AM, Manfredi M., Zani A, Adorni R (2013) Musical expertise affects neural bases of letter recognition. On line 13 December 2012

Adorni R, Manfredi M, Proverbio AM (2012) Since when or how often? Dissociating the roles of age of acquisition (AoA) and lexical frequency in early visual word processing, Brain & Language, in press.

Proverbio AM, Crotti N, Manfredi M, Adorni R, Zani A (2012) Who needs a referee? How incorrect basketball actions are automatically detected by basketball players’ brain, Scientific Reports (Nature), 2 : 883. .

Canessa N, Alemanno  F, Riva F, Zani A, Proverbio AM, Mannara N, Perani D, Cappa SF (2012) The Neural Bases of Social Intention Understanding:  the Role of Interaction Goals, Plos ONE, 7(7):e42347.

Proverbio AM, Mazzara R, Riva F, Manfredi M (2012) Sex differences in callosal transfer and hemispheric specialization for face coding, Neuropsychologia, Jul;50(9):2325-32.

Proverbio AM (2012) Tool perception suppresses 10-12 Hz μ rhythm of EEG over the somatosensory area, Biological Psychology, Accepted 12 April 2012. Available online 19 April 2012.

Adorni R, Proverbio AM. (2012) The neural manifestation of the word concreteness effect: An electrical neuroimaging study. Neuropsychologia. Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Zani A,  Proverbio AM (2012) Is that a belt or a snake? Object attentional selection affects the early stages of visual sensory processing. Behavioral and Brain Functions2012, 8:6.

Proverbio AM, De Gabriele V, Manfredi M, Adorni R (2011) No Race Effect (ORE) in the Automatic Orienting toward Baby Faces: When Ethnic Group does not matter, Psychology, 2(9), 931-935 .

Rutherford HJV, Crowley MJ, Moser MG, McCrory E,  Proverbio A M, & Linda C. Mayes (2011). Neural correlates of emotion regulation in parenting.  Psychophysiology, vol. 48, S62, S62, WILEY-BLACKWELL.

Proverbio AM (2011) The urge for self and species preservation. Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(3-4), 244-244.

Proverbio AM & Adorni R (2011) Hemispheric asymmetry for language processing and lateral preference in simultaneous interpreters. Psychology, 2(1), 199-204.  PP.12-17 DOI: 10.4236/psych.2011.21002  

Proverbio AM, D’Aniello GE, Adorni R, Zani A. (2011) When a photograph can be heard:  Vision activates the auditory cortex within 110 ms. Scientific Reports 1, Article number: 54 doi:10.1038/srep00054. Aug 4.

Proverbio AM, Riva F, Paganelli L, Cappa SF, Canessa N, Perani D, Zani A. (2011)
Neural Coding of Cooperative vs. Affective Human Interactions: 150 ms to Code
the Action’s Purpose. PLoS ONE 6(7): e22026. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022026.

Proverbio AM, Adorni R, D’Aniello GE. (2011) 250ms to code for action affordance
during observation of manipulable objects. Neuropsychologia. Jun 12. [Epub
ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21664367.

Proverbio AM, Riva F, Zani A, Martin E. (2011) Is It a Baby? Perceived Age Affects
Brain Processing of Faces Differently in Women and Men. J Cogn Neurosci. 2011 May
10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21557651.

Proverbio AM, Riva F, Martin E, Zani A. Face coding is bilateral in the female
brain. PLoS One. 2010 Jun 21;5(6):e11242. PubMed PMID: 20574528; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC2888585.

Proverbio AM, Del Zotto M, Zani A. Electrical neuroimaging evidence that
spatial frequency-based selective attention affects V1 activity as early as 40-60
ms in humans. BMC Neurosci. 2010 May 6;11:59. PubMed PMID: 20459601; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC2890012.

Proverbio AM, Riva F, Zani A. When neurons do not mirror the agent’s
intentions: sex differences in neural coding of goal-directed actions.
Neuropsychologia. 2010 Apr;48(5):1454-63. Epub 2010 Feb 1. PubMed PMID: 20117123.

Zani A, Proverbio AM. Selective attention to spatial frequency gratings
affects visual processing as early as 60 msec. poststimulus. Percept Mot Skills.
2009 Aug;109(1):140-58. PubMed PMID: 19831095.

Proverbio AM, Mariani S, Zani A, Adorni R. How are ‘Barack Obama’ and
‘President Elect’ differentially stored in the brain? An ERP investigation on the
processing of proper and common noun pairs. PLoS One. 2009 Sep 23;4(9):e7126.
PubMed PMID: 19774070; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2741605.

Proverbio AM, Crotti N, Zani A, Adorni R. The role of left and right
hemispheres in the comprehension of idiomatic language: an electrical
neuroimaging study. BMC Neurosci. 2009 Sep 15;10:116. PubMed PMID: 19754932;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2749859.

Proverbio AM, Adorni R. C1 and P1 visual responses to words are enhanced by
attention to orthographic vs. lexical properties. Neurosci Lett. 2009 Oct
9;463(3):228-33. Epub 2009 Aug 5. PubMed PMID: 19664687.

Adorni R, Proverbio AM. New insights into name category-related effects: is
the Age of Acquisition a possible factor? Behav Brain Funct. 2009 Jul 29;5:33.
PubMed PMID: 19640289; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2726156.

Proverbio AM, Del Zotto M, Crotti N, Zani A. A no-go related prefrontal
negativity larger to irrelevant stimuli that are difficult to suppress. Behav
Brain Funct. 2009 Jun 25;5:25. PubMed PMID: 19555496; PubMed Central PMCID:

Proverbio AM, Riva F. RP and N400 ERP components reflect semantic violations
in visual processing of human actions. Neurosci Lett. 2009 Aug 14;459(3):142-6.
Epub 2009 May 7. PubMed PMID: 19427368.

Proverbio AM, Riva F, Zani A. Observation of static pictures of dynamic
actions enhances the activity of movement-related brain areas. PLoS One.
2009;4(5):e5389. Epub 2009 May 6. PubMed PMID: 19421311; PubMed Central PMCID:

Proverbio AM, Adorni R, Zani A, Trestianu L. Sex differences in the brain
response to affective scenes with or without humans. Neuropsychologia. 2009
Oct;47(12):2374-88. Epub 2008 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 19061906.

Proverbio AM, Adorni R. Orthographic familiarity, phonological legality and
number of orthographic neighbours affect the onset of ERP lexical effects. Behav
Brain Funct. 2008 Jul 4;4:27. PubMed PMID: 18601726; PubMed Central PMCID:

Proverbio AM, Zani A, Adorni R. Neural markers of a greater female
responsiveness to social stimuli. BMC Neurosci. 2008 Jun 30;9:56. PubMed PMID:
18590546; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2453130.

Proverbio AM, Zani A, Adorni R. The left fusiform area is affected by written
frequency of words. Neuropsychologia. 2008;46(9):2292-9. Epub 2008 Apr 10. PubMed
PMID: 18485421.

Proverbio AM, Adorni R, Zani A. Inferring native language from early
bio-electrical activity. Biol Psychol. 2009 Jan;80(1):52-63. Epub 2008 Feb 26.
PubMed PMID: 18378060.

Proverbio AM, Matarazzo S, Brignone V, Del Zotto M, Zani A. Processing
valence and intensity of infant expressions: the roles of expertise and gender.
Scand J Psychol. 2007 Dec;48(6):477-85. PubMed PMID: 18028070.

Proverbio AM, Wiedemann F, Adorni R, Rossi V, Del Zotto M, Zani A.
Dissociating object familiarity from linguistic properties in mirror word
reading. Behav Brain Funct. 2007 Aug 20;3:43. PubMed PMID: 17708767; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC1995209.

Proverbio AM, Del Zotto M, Zani A. Inter-individual differences in the
polarity of early visual responses and attention effects. Neurosci Lett. 2007 May
29;419(2):131-6. Epub 2007 May 4. PubMed PMID: 17490815.

Proverbio AM, Del Zotto M, Zani A. The emergence of semantic categorization
in early visual processing: ERP indices of animal vs. artifact recognition. BMC
Neurosci. 2007 Apr 5;8:24. PubMed PMID: 17411424; PubMed Central PMCID:

Proverbio AM, Brignone V, Matarazzo S, Del Zotto M, Zani A. Gender and
parental status affect the visual cortical response to infant facial expression.
Neuropsychologia. 2006;44(14):2987-99. Epub 2006 Aug 1. PubMed PMID: 16879841.

Proverbio AM, Brignone V, Matarazzo S, Del Zotto M, Zani A. Gender
differences in hemispheric asymmetry for face processing. BMC Neurosci. 2006 Jun
8;7:44. PubMed PMID: 16762056; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1523199.

Proverbio AM, Zotto MD, Zani A. Greek language processing in naive and
skilled readers: Functional properties of the VWFA investigated with ERPs. Cogn
Neuropsychol. 2006 May 1;23(3):355-75. PubMed PMID: 21049335.

Proverbio AM, Zani A. Developmental changes in the linguistic brain after
puberty. Trends Cogn Sci. 2005 Apr;9(4):164-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 15808495.

Proverbio AM, Leoni G, Zani A. Language switching mechanisms in simultaneous
interpreters: an ERP study. Neuropsychologia. 2004;42(12):1636-56. PubMed PMID:

Proverbio AM, Vecchi L, Zani A. From orthography to phonetics: ERP measures
of grapheme-to-phoneme conversion mechanisms in reading. J Cogn Neurosci. 2004
Mar;16(2):301-17. PubMed PMID: 15068599.

Proverbio AM, Burco F, del Zotto M, Zani A. Blue piglets?
Electrophysiological evidence for the primacy of shape over color in object
recognition. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2004 Feb;18(3):288-300. PubMed PMID:

Proverbio AM, Zani A. Time course of brain activation during
graphemic/phonologic processing in reading: an ERP study. Brain Lang. 2003
Dec;87(3):412-20. PubMed PMID: 14642543.

Proverbio AM, Cok B, Zani A. Electrophysiological measures of language
processing in bilinguals. J Cogn Neurosci. 2002 Oct 1;14(7):994-1017. PubMed
PMID: 12419124.

Proverbio AM, Esposito P, Zani A. Early involvement of the temporal area in
attentional selection of grating orientation: an ERP study. Brain Res Cogn Brain
Res. 2002 Feb;13(1):139-51. PubMed PMID: 11867258.

Proverbio AM, Zani A. Electrophysiological indexes of illusory contours
perception in humans. Neuropsychologia. 2002;40(5):479-91. PubMed PMID: 11749978.

Proverbio AM, Lilli S, Semenza C, Zani A. ERP indexes of functional
differences in brain activation during proper and common names retrieval.
Neuropsychologia. 2001;39(8):815-27. PubMed PMID: 11369405.

Proverbio AM, Minniti A, Zani A. Electrophysiological evidence of a
perceptual precedence of global vs. local visual information. Brain Res Cogn
Brain Res. 1998 Apr;6(4):321-34. PubMed PMID: 9593970.

Proverbio AM, Zani A, Avella C. Hemispheric asymmetries for spatial frequency
discrimination in a selective attention task. Brain Cogn. 1997 Jul;34(2):311-20.
PubMed PMID: 9220094.

Zani A, Proverbio AM. ERP signs of early selective attention effects to check
size. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1995 Oct;95(4):277-92. PubMed PMID:

Proverbio AM, Zani A, Gazzaniga MS, Mangun GR. ERP and RT signs of a
rightward bias for spatial orienting in a split-brain patient. Neuroreport. 1994
Dec 20;5(18):2457-61. PubMed PMID: 7696579.

Proverbio AM, Mangun GR. Electrophysiological and behavioral “costs” and
“benefits” during sustained visual-spatial attention. Int J Neurosci. 1994
Dec;79(3-4):221-33. PubMed PMID: 7744564.