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Department of

Psychological Sciences

Quintino Mano




Quintino R. Mano, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee with specialized training in neuroscience/neuropsychology. He completed a one-year, APA-accredited internship at the University of California San Diego Department of Psychiatry, where he stayed on for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychiatry Neuroimaging. Dr. Mano currently teaches courses within the Behavioral Neuroscience Major, as well as other core courses within the Department of Psychological Sciences. Dr. Mano maintains a very active and scientifically rigorous research program in the neuropsychology of reading, dyslexia, and attention. Dr. Mano conducts clinical and experimental neuropsychology research. His research often involves the use of computerized neurocognitive tasks, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and advanced statistical methods. Dr. Mano’s work has been published in several high-impact, peer-reviewed journals such as Neuropsychology, Cerebral Cortex, Psychological Assessment, and Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Journal of Research in Reading, and Cognition & Emotion. A selected sample of Dr. Mano’s publications is listed below. Dr. Mano is regularly invited to give lectures in the community on topics related to the neuropsychology of Neurodevelopmental Learning Disabilities and ADHD, and is widely considered to be an expert in the neuropsychological assessment of Neurodevelopmental Learning Disabilities, specifically dyslexia. In addition to teaching at the University of San Diego, Dr. Mano works as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Neuropsychological Consult Services clinic on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Dr. Mano is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY25849) within the state of California.




Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2010

M.S. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2005

B.A. San Jose State University 2003

Scholarly and Creative Work



Mano, Q. R., Humphries, C., Desai, R., Seidenberg, M., Osmon, D. C., Stengel, B., & Binder, J. R. (2013). The role of left posterior occipitotemporal cortex in reading: Reconciling stimulus, task, and lexicality effects. Cerebral Cortex, 23(4), 988-1001.


McKenna, B. S., Brown, G. G., Drummond, S. P. A., Turner, T., & Mano, Q. R. (2013). Linking mathematical modeling with human neuroimaging to segregate core verbal working memory functions from stimulus encoding. Neuropsychology, 27(2), 243-255.


Desai, R. H., Binder, J. R., Conant, L. L., Mano, Q. R., & Seidenberg, M. S. (2011). The neural career of sensorimotor metaphors. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(9), 2376-2386.


Mano, Q. R., Brown, G. G., Bolden, K., Aupperle, R., Sullivan, S., Paulus, M. P., & Stein, M. B. (2013). Curvilinear relationship between phonological working memory load and social-emotional modulation. Cognition & Emotion, 27(2), 283-304.


Mano, Q. R., Patrick, C. J., Andresen, E. A., Capizzi, K., Biagioli, R., & Osmon, D. C. (2010). Re-examining format distortion and orthographic neighborhood size effects in the left, central and right visual fields. Journal of Research in Reading, 33(4), 356-373.


Teaching Interests



Dr. Mano teaches courses within the Behavioral Neuroscience major (e.g., biological psychology, advanced research methods in behavioral neuroscience), as well as core psychology courses for the department (e.g., cognitive psychology, research methods in psychology).