Nicole Landi

Associate Professor

Degree: Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, 2005, University of Pittsburgh
Webpages: Lab Website
Research Interests:
  • Reading


  • Reading and Language Disorders


  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience


  • Neuroimaging Genetics
Research Synopsis:

Dr. Landi studies reading and language development using cognitive neuroscience approaches (ERP, MRI, neuroimaging genetics).

Courses: Undergraduate:
PSYC 2400 Developmental Psychology; PSYC 3450W Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Electrophysiology; PSYC 3440  Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience


PSYC 5424/COGS 5150 Cognitive Neuroscience of Language;PSYC 5425 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience; IBACS Grant Writing Workshop

Current Graduate Students:  

Meaghan Perdue

Kara Vlahcevic

Martina Villa

Recent  Publications: Mascheretti, S., Perdue, M. V., Feng, B., Andreola, C., Dionne, G., Jasińska, K. K., … & Landi, N. (2020). From BDNF to reading: Neural activation and phonological processing as multiple mediators. Behavioural Brain Research, 112859.


Perdue, M.V., Mednick, J., Pugh, K. & Landi, N. (2020). Gray matter structure is associated with reading skill in typically developing young readers. Cerebral Cortex.


Malins, J. G., Landi, N., Ryherd, K., Frijters, J. C., Magnuson, J. S., Rueckl, J. G., … & Morris, R. (2020). Is that a pibu or a pibo? Children with reading and language deficits show difficulties in learning and overnight consolidation of phonologically similar pseudowords. Developmental Science, e13023.


Ryherd, K. & Landi, N. (2019). Category learning in poor comprehenders. Scientific Studies of Reading, 23, 305-316.


Perdue, M. V., Mascheretti, S., Kornilov, S. A., Jasinska, K. K., Ryherd, K., Mencl, W. E., … & Landi, N. (2019). Common variation within the SETBP1 gene is associated with reading-related skills and patterns of functional neural activation. Neuropsychologia, 130, 44-51.


Ryherd, K., Jasinska, K., Van Dyke, J.A., Hung, Y.-H., Baron, E., Mencl, W.E., Cutting, L.E., Zevin, J., Landi, N. (2018). Cortical regions supporting reading comprehension skill for single words and discourse. Brain and Language, 186, 32-43.


Malins, J. G., Pugh, K. R., Buis, B., Frost, S. J., Hoeft, F., Landi, N., … & Sevcik, R. (2018). Individual Differences in Reading Skill are Related to Trial-by-Trial Neural Activation Variability in the Reading Network. Journal of Neuroscience, 0907-17.


Landi, N., Malins, J. G., Frost, S. J., Magnuson, J., Molfese, P., Ryherd, K., Rueckl,J.G., Mencl,W.E & Pugh, K. R. (2018). Neural representations for newly learned words are modulated by overnight consolidation, reading skill, and age. Neuropsychologia, 111,133- 144.






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Mailing AddressUnit 1020
Office LocationBousfield 115