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EIU B.S. in Neuroscience


Dr. Daniele Nardi, Assistant Professor

Office: 4055 - Physical Science
Phone: 217-581-2411

Daniele Nardi's Vita
2018 Spring semester office hours:
M W 10 - 11 am; Tue 2 - 4 pm; or by appointment.


B.S., University of Pisa, 2001
M.S., Scuola Normale Superiore, 2004
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2008


My broad interests are in: memory and learning in the domain of space; spatial thinking and behavior; neurological substrates of representations and abilities; diversity, individual and sex differences.
My current research is trying to understand how we perceive and encode 3D spaces.

Selected Publications

Nardi, D., Meloni, R., Orlandi, M., & Olivetti-Belardinelli, M. (2014). Where is uphill? Sex differences reorienting on a sloped environment presented through 2D images. Perception, 43, 249-264
Weisberg, S. M., Nardi, D., Newcombe, N.S., & Shipley, T.F. (2014). Up by Upwest: Is Slope like North? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2014.880122
Nardi, D., & Bingman, V.P. (2013). Making a stronger case for comparative research to investigate the behavioral and neurological bases of 3D navigation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 557-558.doi: 10.1017/S0140525X13000472
Schinazi, V.R., Nardi, D., Newcombe, N.S., Shipley, T.F., & Epstein, R.A. (2013). Hippocampal size predicts rapid learning of a cognitive map in humans. Hippocampus, 23, 515-528.
Twyman, A.D., Nardi, D., Newcombe, N.S. (2013). Two fields are better than one: Developmental and comparative cognition perspectives on understanding spatial reorientation. Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, 8, 78-97.
Nardi, D., Newcombe, N.S., & Shipley, T.F. (2013). Reorienting with terrain slope and landmarks. Memory & Cognition, 41, 214-228.
Nardi. D. (2012). Does terrain slope really dominate goal searching? Cognitive Processing, 13, 281-284.
Nardi, D., Mauch,R.J., Klimas, D.B., & Bingman, V.P. (2012). Use of Slope and Feature Cues in Pigeon Goal Searching Behavior. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 126, 288-293.
Nardi, D., Newcombe, N.S., & Shipley, T.F. (2011). The world is not flat: Can people reorient using slope? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 37, 354-367.
Nardi, D., Nitsch, K.P., & Bingman, V.P. (2010). Slope-Driven Goal Location Behavior in Pigeons. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes,36, 430-442.
Nardi, D., Newcombe, N.S., & Shipley, T.F. (2010). The Role of Slope in Human Reorientation. Proceedings of the International Conference Spatial Cognition 2010, Mt. Hood, Portland, OR, August 2010.
Nardi, D., & Bingman, V.P. (2009). Slope-based Encoding of a Goal Location is Unaffected by Hippocampal Lesions in Homing Pigeons (Columba livia). Behavioural Brain Research, 205, 322-326.
Nardi, D., Funk, A.Y., Newcombe, N.S., & Shipley, T.S. (2009). Reorientation by Slope Cues in Humans. Cognitive Processing, 10, 260-262.
Nardi, D., & Bingman, V.P. (2009). Pigeon (Columba livia) Encoding of a Goal Location: The Relative Importance of Shape Geometry and Slope Information. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123, 204-216.
Nardi, D., & Bingman, V.P. (2007). Asymmetrical participation of the left and right hippocampus for representing environmental geometry in homing pigeons. Behavioural Brain Research, 178, 160-171.
Gagliardo, A., Vallortigara, G., Nardi, D., & Bingman, V.P. (2005). A lateralized avian hippocampus: Preferential role of the left hippocampal formation in homing pigeon sun compass-based spatial learning. European Journal of Neuroscience, 22, 2549-2559.

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