Haskins Laboratories

The Science of the Spoken and Written Word

Nicole Landi, Ph.D.

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300 George Street, Suite 900
Fax number: 
203 865-8963


Research Interests:

Acquisition and development of reading and language

Individual differences in reading and language skill

Genetic and Neuroimaging methods including EEG/ERP & fMRI


Landi, N., & Skiba, T. (2011, January). Dan Malloy, Dyslexia & Neuroscience [Radio series episode]. In McEnroe, C., The Colin McEnroe Show Hartford, CT: National Public Radio (NPR). http://www.yourpublicmedia.org/node/9381





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.

Lab Members

Current Postdocs

Trey Avery

Representative Publications:

Landi, N. & Ryherd, K. (accepted). Understanding Specific Comprehension Impairment: A review. Language and Linguistics Compass.

Jasińska, K., Kornilov, S., Molfese, P., Frost, S., Lee, M., Mencl, W. E., Pugh, K. R., Grigorenko, E., & Landi, N. (2016). The BDNF Val66Met Polymorphism Influences Reading Ability and Patterns of Neural Activation in Children.  PLoS ONE, 11(8), e0157449.

Breen, M., Kaswer, L., Van Dyke, J. A., & Landi, N. (2016). Imitated prosodic fluency predicts reading comprehension ability in good and poor high school readers. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1026. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01026

Van Dyke, J. & Landi, N. (2016). The Development of Reading Comprehension Skill: Processing and Memory. In E. Bavin, & L. Naigles (Eds.),  The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language, 2nd edition (pp. 740-761)Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Kornilov, S. A., Magnuson, J. S., Rakhlin, N., Landi, N., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2015). Lexical Processing Deficits in Children with Developmental Language Disorder: An Event-Related Potentials Study. Development and Psychopathology, 27, 459-476. PMC4606961

Preston, J. L., Molfese, P. J., Gumkowski, N., Sorcinelli, A., Harwood, V., Irwin, J., & Landi, N.(2014). Neurophysiology of Speech Differences in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Developmental Neuropsychology, 39, 385-403. PMC4130155