Nicole Landi

Professor, Director (Interim) of Developmental Psychology and Director (Interim) of the UConn Brain Imaging Research Center

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



Landi, N., Kleinman, D., Agrawal, V., Ashton, G., Coyne-Green, A., Roberts, P., Blair, N., Russell, J., Stutzman, A., Scorrano, D., Frazier, N., Pugh, K.R., & Hoeft, F. (2022). Researcher-practitioner partnerships and in-school laboratories facilitate translational research in reading. Journal of Research in Reading, 45(3), 367-384.

Perdue, M. V., Mahaffy, K., Vlahcevic, K., Wolfman, E., Erbeli, F., Richlan, F., & Landi, N. (2022). Reading intervention and neuroplasticity: A systematic review and meta-analysis of brain changes associated with reading intervention. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 132, 465-494.

Koirala, N., Perdue, M. V., Su, X., Grigorenko, E. L., & Landi, N. (2021). Neurite density and arborization is associated with reading skill and phonological processing in children. NeuroImage, 241, 118426.

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, 30, 5449-5459.

Landi, N. & Perdue, M.V. (2019). Neuroimaging genetics studies of specific reading disability and developmental language disorder: A review. Language and Linguistics Compass., K., Jasinska, K., Van Dyke, J.A., Hung, Y.-H., Baron, E., Mencl, W.E., Zevin, J., Landi, N. (2018). Cortical regions supporting reading comprehension skill for single words and discourse. Brain and Language, 186, 32-43.

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