Nicole Landi PhD

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in the Child Study Center

Biographical Info

Dr. Landi received her Ph.D. in psychology and cognitive neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005.
Dr. Landi's research examines the acquisition and development of reading and language as well as individual differences in reading and language skill. She studies these issues using multiple methodologies with an emphasis on cognitive neuroscience methods including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and event related potentials (ERP). By examining early school age children, adolescents, and young adults her research spans a broad range of reading and language development. In particular, her work has looked at three key areas 1) learning to read new words/acquiring new word representations, 2) variability in comprehension skill and specific comprehension impairment (SCI) in children and adults and 3) understanding the neurobiological bases of dyslexia. Dr. Landi is currently expanding this work to include studies of prenatal cocaine exposure using EEG and fMRI and studies of the genetic bases of reading and language impairment.

Education & Training

University of Pittsburgh (2005)
postdoctoral fellow
Haskins Laboratories

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