Papers in peer-reviewed international journals:

15. Howe, M.*,  Marie C.*, Bruce IC. Trainor LJ. (2014). Superior time perception for lower musical pitch explains why bass-ranged instruments lay down musical rhythms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS. vol. 111 no. 28. Page 10383 – 10388. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1402039111 . Abstract
*co-first authorship

14. Cirelli L.K., Bosnyak D., Manning F.C., Spinelli C., Marie C., Fujioka T., Ghahremani A.  Trainor LJ. (2014). Beat-induced fluctuations in auditory cortical beta-band activity: Using EEG to measure age-related change. Frontiers in Psychology.  5: 742.  doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00742 PDF

13. Marie, C., & Trainor, L. (2014). Early development of polyphonic sound encoding and the high voice superiority effect. Neuropsychologia. 57, 50-58.PDF

12. Trainor LJ., Marie C., Bruce IC. & Bidelman GM. (2014). Explaining the high voice superiority effect in polyphonic music: Evidence from cortical evoked potentials and peripheral auditory models. Hearing Research.308, 60-70.  PDF


11. Marie, C., & Trainor, L. (2013). Development of simultaneous pitch encoding: Infants show a high voice superiority effect. Cerebral Cortex.Vol 23 (3), Pages 660-669. full text 

10. Marie, C., Fujioka, T., Herrington, L., & Trainor, L. (2012). The high-voice superiority effect in polyphonic music is influenced by experience: A comparison of musicians who play Soprano-range compared to Bass-range instruments.Psychomusicology Music Mind and Brain.Vol 22(2), Dec 2012, 97-104. Abstract

9. Trainor L., Marie C., Gerry D., Whiskin E., Unrau A. (2012). Becoming musically enculturated: Effects of music classes for infants on brain and behaviour. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Volume 1252, The Neurosciences and Music IV Learning and Memory pages 129–138.

8. Marie C., Kujala T., Besson M. (2012). Musical and linguistic expertise influence pre-attentive and attentive processing of non-speech sounds. Cortex. Vol. 48, Issue 4, Pages 447–457.

7. Marie, C., Magne, C., & Besson, M. (2011). Musicians and the metric structure of words. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Vol. 23, No. 2, Pages 294-305. [PubMed]


6. Marie, C., Delogu, F., Lampis, G., Olivetti Belardinelli, M., & Besson. M. (2011). Influence of musical expertise on segmental and tonal processing in Mandarin Chinese. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 23(10):2701-15. [Cross Ref]


5. Chobert, J., Marie, C., François, C., Schön, D., & Besson, M.  (2011). Enhanced Passive and Active Processing of Syllables in Musician Children.. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.,  23(12), 3874-3887.(abtract)


4. Besson M., Chobert J., & Marie C. (2011). Transfer of training between music and speech: common processing, attention and memory. Frontiers in Psychology 2:94. (doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00094).[PubMed] [Cross Ref]


3. Besson, M., Chobert, J. & Marie C. (2011). Language and music in the musician brain. Language and Linguistic Compass, Vol. 5(9), 617-634.(abstract)


2. Aramaki, M., Marie, C., Kronland-Martinet, R., Ystad, S., & Besson, M. (2010). Sound categorization and conceptual priming for nonlinguistic and linguistic sounds. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 22, No. 11: 2555-2569. (:click for  pdf ).

1. Frey, A., Marie, C., Prod’Homme, L., Timsit-Bertier, M., Schön, D., & Besson, M. (2009). Temporal Semiotic Units as minimal meaningful units in music? An electrophysiological approach. Music Perception. Vol. 26, No. 3: 247–256  (link)

   Book Chapters:

4. Besson, M., Chobert, J., François, C., Astésano, C., and Marie, C.Influence of musical expertise on the perception of pitch, duration and intensity variations in speech and harmonic sounds. In book: Neuropsycholinguistic Perspectives on Language Cognition: Essays in Honour of Jean-Luc Nespoulous, Publisher: Psychology Press, Editors: Corinne Astésano, Mélanie Jucla. Chapter: 7 , pp.88

3. Marie, C. (2010).  Influence of musical and linguistic expertise on linguistic and non-linguistic sounds processing. PhD in neuroscience:    pdf at

2. Besson, M., Marie, C., Astésano, C., & Magne, C. Electrophysiological studies of prosody. In Brain Talk "Discourse with and in the brain”. Papers from the 1st Birgit Rausing Language Program Conference in Linguistics (Lund, June, 2008). Eds. Kai Alter, Merle Horne, Magnus Lindgren, Mikael Roll & Janne von Koss Torkildsen. Lund University: Media Tryck.  PDF: Brain Talk


1. Besson, M., Schön, D., Aramaki, M., Marie, C., & Frey, A. (2010). La sémiotique des sons: Approches acoustique et électrophysiologique. “Dans l'Atelier de l'Art - Expériences Cognitives" (p.155-169).  De Mario Borillo, Collectif. Edition Champ Vallon, 01402 Seyssel.


   Peer-reviewed proceedings:

Aramaki, M., Vion-Dury, J., Schön, D., Marie, C., & Besson, M. (2009). Une approche interdisciplinaire de la sémiotique des sons. In “Nuovo in musica (Il). Estetiche, tecnologie, linguaggi, Ati del convegno (Trento, 18-20 gennaio 2008) a cura di Rossana Dalmonte Francesco Spampinato. ISBN 978-88-7096-551-3. il nuovo in musica

   Published abtracts:

Cirelli L, Ghahremani A, Manning FC, Spinelli C, Marie C, Bosnyak D, Fujioka T and Trainor LJ (2013). Using EEG with children and adults to measure oscillatory activity in response to isochronous auditory sequences. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: 14th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop Birmingham 11th - 13th September 2013. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.212.00019. Read here