Dan Kleinman, Nabin Koirala, Kelly Mahaffy & Meaghan Perdue presented posters at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language 2020 Virtual Conference. Check out the posters to learn about our recent findings about reading and neural markers of semantic processing (N400 ERP; Kleinman), white matter microstructure (Koirala), and our meta-analysis of fMRI studies of reading intervention (Perdue), with exploration of intervention duration effects (Mahaffy).
Sara Mascheretti and Meaghan Perdue lead a study showing that brain activation and phonological processing ability mediate the relationship between a variant on the BDNF gene and reading ability. Check out the pre-print here:
From BDNF to reading: Neural activation and phonological processing as multiple mediators
Dr. Landi and a team led by graduate student, Meaghan Perdue, have recently published a paper titled “Gray matter structure is associated with reading skill in typically developing young readers”. Check it out below!
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Members of the LandiLab joined with members of the Gaab Lab at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading in Toronto, Canada to present a symposium on Neural correlates of early reading development, co-chaired by Dr. Landi and Dr. Gaab.
Undergraduate members of the LandiLab presented their work at the Frontiers in Undergraduate Research and Language Fest poster sessions in April 2019.
Graduate student Meaghan Perdue presented her work titled “Associations between cortical surface structure and reading related skills” as a poster and poster slam blitz at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language conference in Helsinki, Finland, August 2019.
Hailey Kissner, a senior at Hendrick Hudson High School and student research mentee in the LandiLab, earned 3rd place honors in Social and Clinical Psychology at the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair, White Plains, NY, for her project “Examining Morphological Associations of the Visual System Related to the Reading Ability of Young Children.” Congratulations, Hailey, on this outstanding achievement!