Marie Lallier

Marie Lallier

Staff Scientist
Ramon y Cajal Fellow 2017-2021

Language acquisition, Developmental Dyslexia, Specific Language Impairment, Attention, Bilingualism, Visual and Auditory processing

Tel.: +34 943 309 300 Ext. 223


  • Ríos-López, P., Molinaro, N., & Lallier, M. , ( In Press ) Tapping to a beat in synchrony predicts brain print sensitivity in pre-readers. Brain and Language, 199. Doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104693.
  • Antzaka, A., Acha, J., Carreiras, M., & Lallier, M., ( 2019 ) Does the visual attention span play a role in the morphological processing of orthographic stimuli? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(7), 1704–1716. Doi: 10.1177/1747021818806470
  • Lizarazu, M., Lallier, M., & Molinaro, N., ( 2019 ) Phase−amplitude coupling between theta and gamma oscillations adapts to speech rate. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1453: 140-152. Doi:10.1111/nyas.14099
  • Valdois,S., Lassus-Sangosse, D., Lallier, M., Moreaud, O., & Pisella, L., ( 2019 ) What bilateral damage of the superior parietal lobes tells us about visual attention disorders in developmental dyslexia. Neuropsychologia, 130, 78-91. Doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.08.001
  • Dresler, T., Bugden, S., Gouet, C., Lallier, M., Godoy Oliveira, D., Pinheiro-Chagas, P., Pires, A-C., Wang, Y., Zugarramurdi, C., & Weissheimer, J., ( 2018 ) A Translational Framework of Educational Neuroscience in Learning Disorders. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 12:25. Doi: 10.3389/fnint.2018.00025
  • Lallier, M., ( 2018 ) Auditory attention, theory of dynamic attending and developmental dyslexia. [Attention auditive, théorie de l'attention dynamique et dyslexie développementale]. ANAE - Approche Neuropsychologique Des Apprentissages Chez l'Enfant, 30(157), 707-714.
  • Lallier, M., & Carreiras, M., ( 2018 ) Cross-linguistic transfer in bilinguals reading in two alphabetic orthographies: The grain size accommodation hypothesis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25(1):386-401. Doi: 10.3758/s13423-017-1273-0
  • Lallier, M., Abu Mallouh, R., Mohammed A. M., Khalifa, B., Perea, M., & Carreiras, M., ( 2018 ) Does the visual attention span play a role in reading in Arabic? Scientific Studies of Reading, 22:2, 181-190. Doi: 10.1080/10888438.2017.1421958
  • Lallier, M., Lizarazu, M., Molinaro, N., Bourguignon, M., Ríos-López, P., & Carreiras, M., ( 2018 ) From Auditory Rhythm Processing to Grapheme-to-Phoneme Conversion: How Neural Oscillations Can Shed Light on Developmental Dyslexia. In Lachamann, T. & Weis, T. (Eds). Reading and Dyslexia: From Basic Functions to Higher Order Cognition, vol 16. Springer, Cham. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-90805-2_8
  • Ostiz-Blanco, M., Lallier, M., Grau, S., Rello, L., Bigham, J. P., & Carreiras, M., ( 2018 ) Jellys: Towards a Videogame that Trains Rhythm and Visual Attention for Dyslexia. n Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 447-449. Doi:10.1145/3234695.3241028
  • Lallier, M., Thierry, G., Barr, P., Carreiras, M., & Tainturier, M-J., ( 2018 ) Learning to read bilingually modulates the manifestations of dyslexia in adults. Scientific Studies of Reading, 22:4, 335-349, Doi: 10.1080/10888438.2018.1447942
  • Antzaka, A., Martin, C.D., Caffarra, S., Schlöffel, S., Carreiras, M., & Lallier, M., ( 2018 ) The effect of orthographic depth on letter string processing: The case of visual attention span and rapid automatized naming. Reading and Writing, 31 (3):583-605. Doi: 10.1007/s11145-017-9799-0.
  • Lallier, M., Molinaro, N., Lizarazu, M., Bourguignon, M., & Carreiras, M., ( 2017 ) Amodal Atypical Neural Oscillatory Activity in Dyslexia. A Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Clinical Psychological Science, 5(2), 379–401. Doi: 10.1177/2167702616670119
  • Antzaka, A., Lallier, M., Meyer, S., Diard, J., Carreiras, M., & Valdois, S., ( 2017 ) Enhancing reading performance through action video games: the role of visual attention span. Scientific Reports, 7: 14563. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-15119-9
  • Ríos-López, P., Molnar, M., Lizarazu, M., & Lallier, M., ( 2017 ) The role of slow speech amplitude envelope for speech processing and reading development. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1497. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01497
  • Caffarra, S., Martin, C.D., Lizarazu, M., Lallier, M., Zarraga, A., Molinaro, N. & Carreiras, M., ( 2017 ) Word and object recognition during reading acquisition: MEG evidence. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 21–32. Doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2017.01.002
  • Awadh, F, H., Phénix, T., Antzaka, A., Lallier, M., Carreiras, M., & Valdois, S., ( 2016 ) Cross-language modulation of visual attention span: An Arabic-French-Spanish comparison in adult skilled readers. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:307. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00307
  • Molinaro, N.*, Lizarazu, M.*, Lallier, M.*, Bourguignon, M., & Carreiras, M., ( 2016 ) Out-of-synchrony speech entrainment in developmental dyslexia. Human Brain Mapping, 37, 2767–2783. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.23206 **Equal contribution, corresponding authors.
  • Lallier, M., Acha, J., & Carreiras, M., ( 2016 ) Cross-linguistic interactions influence reading development in bilinguals: A comparison between early balanced French-Basque and Spanish-Basque bilingual children. Developmental Science, 19:1, 76–89. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12290.
  • Lizarazu, M.*, Lallier, M.*, Molinaro, N.*, Bourguignon, M., Paz-Alonso, P.M., Lerma-Usabiaga, G., & Carreiras, M., ( 2015 ) Developmental evaluation of atypical auditory sampling in dyslexia: Functional and structural evidence. Human Brain Mapping, 36(12), 4986-5002. DOI:10.1002/hbm.22986 *Equal contribution, corresponding authors.
  • Pagnotta, M.F., Zouridakis, G., Li, L., Lizarazu, M., Lallier, M., Molinaro, N., & Carreiras, M., ( 2015 ) Low frequency overactivation in dyslexia: Evidence from resting state magnetoencephalography. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
  • Berger, C., Donnadieu, S., Valdois, S., & Lallier, M. , ( 2015 ) Age-related changes in temporal allocation of visual attention: evidence from the rapid visual serial presentation (RVSP) paradigm. Journal of Cognition and Development, 16:1, 129-143. DOI: 10.1080/15248372.2013.824882.
  • Donnadieu, S., Berger, C., Lallier, M., Marendaz, C., & Laurent, A., ( 2015 ) Is the impairment in temporal allocation of visual attention in children with ADHD related to a developmental delay or a structural cognitive deficit? Research in developmental disabilities, 36, 384-395. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.10.014.
  • Duñabeitia, J.A., Lallier, M., Paz-Alonso, P.M., & Carreiras, M. , ( 2015 ) The impact of literacy on position uncertainty. Psychological Science, 26(4), 548–550. doi: 10.1177/0956797615569890.
  • Valdois, S., Peyrin, C., Lassus-Sangosse, D., Lallier, M., Démonet, J. F., & Kandel, S., ( 2014 ) Dyslexia in a French–Spanish bilingual girl: Behavioural and neural modulations following a visual attention span intervention. Cortex, 53, 120-145. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2013.11.006.
  • Lallier, M., Valdois, S., Lassus-Sangosse, D., Prado, C., & Kandel, S., ( 2014 ) Impact of orthographic transparency on typical and atypical reading development: Evidence in French-Spanish bilingual children. Research in developmental disabilities, 35(5), 1177-1190. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.01.021.
  • Goswami, U., Power, A.J., Lallier, M., & Facoetti, A., ( 2014 ) Oscillatory “temporal sampling” and developmental dyslexia: toward an over-arching theoretical framework Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8:904. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00904.
  • Molnar, M., Lallier, M., & Carreiras, M., ( 2014 ) The Amount of Language Exposure Determines Nonlinguistic Tone Grouping Biases in Infants From a Bilingual Environment Language Learning, 64 (s2), 45-64. DOI: 10.1111/lang.12069.
  • Lallier, M., Donnadieu, S., & Valdois, S., ( 2013 ) Developmental dyslexia: Exploring how much phonological and visual attention span disorders are linked to simultaneous auditory processing deficits. Annals of Dyslexia, 63:97–116. DOI: 10.1007/s11881-012-0074-4.
  • Lallier, M., Donnadieu, S., & Valdois, S., ( 2013 ) Investigating the role of visual and auditory search in reading and developmental dyslexia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 597. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00597.
  • Lallier, M., Thierry, G., & Tainturier, M. J. , ( 2013 ) On the importance of considering individual profiles when investigating the role of auditory sequential deficits in developmental dyslexia. Cognition. 126(1),121-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2012.09.008.
  • Lallier, M., Carreiras, M., Tainturier, M.J., Savill, N., & Thierry, G. , ( 2013 ) Orthographic transparency modulates the grain size of orthographic processing: Behavioral and ERP evidence from bilingualism. Brain Research, 1505, 47-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2013.02.018.
  • Peyrin, C., Lallier, M., Démonet, J.F., Pernet, C., Baciu, M., LeBas, J.F., & Valdois, S. , ( 2012 ) Neural dissociation of phonological and visual attention span disorders in developmental dyslexia: fMRI evidence from two case studies. Brain and Language, 120: 3 (381–394). doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2011.12.015.
  • Lallier, M., & Valdois, S., ( 2012 ) Sequential Versus Simultaneous Processing Deficits in Developmental Dyslexia. Dyslexia - A Comprehensive and International Approach, Prof. Taeko Wydell (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0517-6, InTech.
  • Lallier, M. , ( 2011 ) Orthographic transparency shapes visual attention underlying orthographic encoding: The Case of Welsh-English bilingualism. Annales de la fondation Fyssen, 26, 44-52.
  • Lallier, M., Donnadieu, S., Berger, C. & Valdois, S. , ( 2010 ) A case study of phonological dyslexia: Evidence for an amodal attentional deficit in the perception of rapid stimuli sequences. Cortex. 46:2 (231-241).
  • Lallier, M., Tainturier, M. J., Dering, B. R., Donnadieu, S., Valdois, S., & Thierry, G., ( 2010 ) Behavioural and ERP evidence for amodal sluggish attentional shifting in developmental dyslexia. Neuropsychologia, 48:14, 4125-4135. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.09.027.
  • Lallier, M., Donnadieu, S., & Valdois, S. , ( 2010 ) Visual attentional blink in dyslexic children: Parameterizing the deficit. Vision Research. 50 (1855-1861).
  • Lallier, M., Donnadieu, S., Thierry, G., Tainturier, M. J., Billard, C. Peyrin, C., & Valdois, S. , ( 2009 ) Auditory and visual stream segregation in children and adults: An assessment of the amodality assumption of the ‘sluggish attentional shifting’ theory of dyslexia. Brain Research. 1302 (132-147)
  • Peyrin, C., Lallier, M. & Valdois, S. , ( 2008 ) Visual attention span brain mechanisms in normal and dyslexic readers. In M. Baciu (Ed.), Neuropsychology and cognition of language Behavioural, neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies of spoken and written language (pp. 22-43).