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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A paper investigating gene-brain-behavior relationships in children ages 5-12 was just published from the LandiLab. This paper shows that variation in SETBP1 is associated with reading-related behaviors as well as activation in the right inferior parietal lobule.
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A paper by Kayleigh and Nicole was recently accepted into Scientific Studies of Reading entitled “Category learning in Poor Comprehenders.” This study shows that poor comprehenders learn categories without any directed instruction have difficulty modifying learning strategies when directed instruction is provided.