Haskins Laboratories

The Science of the Spoken and Written Word

Nicole Landi, Ph.D.

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Research Interests

Acquisition and development of reading and language

Individual differences in reading and language skill

Genetic and Neuroimaging methods including EEG/ERP & fMRI






Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (Cognitive Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience), 2005


My research focuses on a language and reading development in typically developing children and adolescents, and in children with complex neurodevelopmental disorders, including dyslexia, SLI and autism. I use multiple methodologies including fMRI, sMRI, EEG, ERP eyetracking & genetic analyses to explore the underlying etiology of typical and atypical language and reading processes.

Recent Publications

Hamalainen, J.A., Landi, N., Loberg, O., Lohvansuu, K., Pugh, K. R.,  & Leppanen, P. (2017). Event-related potentials to native and foreign phoneme contrasts in school-age children. International Journal of Behavior Development; Special Section: Neuroscience and Literacy Acquisition, 1-16. 

Landi, N., Avery, T., Wu, J., Crowley, M. J., & Mayes, L. C. (2017). Prenatal cocaine exposure impacts language and reading into late adolescence: Behavioral and ERP evidence. Developmental Neuropsychology, 6, 369-386. 

Rutherford, H.J.V., Maupin, A. N., Landi, N. Potenza, M.N. & Mayes, L.C. (2017). Current smoking and the neural response to infant cues in mothers. Parenting, 17, 1-10.

Irwin, J., Avery, T., Brancazio, L., Turcios, J., & Landi, N. (2017). Electrophysiological indices of audiovisual speech perception in the broader autism phenotype. Brain Sciences, 7(6), 60.

Turcios, J., Cook, B. Irwin, J., Rispoli, T., Landi, N. (2017). A familiarization protocol facilitates participation of children with ASD in electrophysiological research. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 125, e55941, doi:10.3791/55941.

Jasińska, K. K., Molfese, P. J., Kornilov, S. A., Mencl, W. E., Frost, S. J., Lee, M., … & Landi, N. (2017). The BDNF Val 66 Met polymorphism is associated with structural neuroanatomical differences in young children: Implications for cognitive development. Behavioural Brain Research, 328, 48-56.

Harwood, V., Preston, J., Grela, B., Roy, D., Harold, O., Turcios, J., … & Landi, N. (2017). Electrophysiology of perception and processing of phonological information as indices of toddlers’ language performance. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 1-13.

Landi, N., & Ryherd, K. (2017). Understanding specific reading comprehension deficit: A review. Language and Linguistics Compass, 11(2).

Earle, F.S., Landi, N. & Myers, E.B. (2017). Sleep duration predicts behavioral and neural differences in adult speech sound learning. Neuroscience Letters, 636: 77-82.

Rutherford, H. J., Maupin, A. N., Landi, N., Potenza, M. N., & Mayes, L. C. (2017). Parental reflective functioning and the neural correlates of processing infant affective cues. Social Neuroscience12(5), 519-529.