Nicole Landi

Associate Professor

Psychological Sciences


Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, 2005, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Dr. Landi studies reading and language development using cognitive neuroscience approaches (ERP, MRI, neuroimaging genetics). Her other interests include: 

  • Reading
  • Reading and Language Disorders
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging Genetics



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



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.

Nicole Landi
Contact Information
Mailing AddressUnit 1020
Office LocationBousfield 115
LinkLandi Lab