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Washington State University

Sammy Perone

Sammy Perone

Associate Professor Johnson Tower 515, Pullman 305 NE TROY MALL

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Iowa, 2010
  • B.A. Psychology, Purdue University, 2003

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa

Research Interests

  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) methodology
  • Brain, behavioral and social basis of emotion regulation from infancy to adulthood
  • Emergence and development of top-down (executive) control

Selected Publications

Perone, S., Weybright, E. H., & Anderson, A. J. (in press, available online). Over and over again: Changes in frontal EEG asymmetry across a boring task. Psychophysiology.

Perone, S., & Gartstein, M. A. (in press, available online) Mapping cortical rhythms to infant behavioral tendencies via baseline EEG and parent-report. Developmental Psychobiology

Perone, S., Plebanek, D., Lorenz, M., Spencer, J. P., & Samuelson, L. K. (2019).  Empirical tests of a brain-based model of executive function. Child Development, 90, 210-226.doi: 10.1111/cdev.12885

Anderson, A. J., & Perone, S.(2018). Developmental change in the resting state electroencephalogram: Insights into cognition and the brain. Brain and Cognition, 126, 40-52.

Perone, S., Palanisamy, J., & Carlson, S.M. (2018). Age-related changes in brain rhythms from early to middle childhood: Links to Executive Function. Developmental Science, 21, e12691.

Perone, S., Molitor, S. J., Buss, A. T., Spencer, J. P., & Samuelson, L. K. (2015). Enhancing executive function in 3-year-old children performing the dimensional change card sort task. Child Development, 86, 812-827. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12330