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Lab for the Developing Mind

Welcome to the Lab for the Developing Mind!

Our research investigates the brain, physiological, and behavioral basis of self-regulatory processes from infancy to adulthood. We are interested in the regulation of thought, emotion, and behavior. We take a multi-level, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the complexity of these processes and use a variety of technologies, including as electroencephalography (EEG), electrocardiography (ECG), and eye-tracking.

Our lab is committed to student development and civic engagement. The lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research with infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Research activities include testing participants, coding behavior, recruiting families, data management, and reading the extant literature. Our lab is working with local childcare groups to share the science of child development with families living on the Palouse.

The lab provides interdisciplinary training to Ph.D. students in Prevention Science. Graduate students receive advanced training in theory, electrophysiological methodology, and experimental research. Please contact Dr. Perone for more information.

Developing Minds…

“We believe there are general regulatory processes at work across the life span. We want to uncover their function during different periods of development and understand how they shape the trajectories along which our lives unfold.”

-Dr. Sammy Perone 

Development never stops. And it happens over multiple time scales, such as over the course of a conversation or while playing a game with your child. To understand development, we have to study how activity on all these time scales come together to create the longer time scale of development, of our lives.”

-Dr. Sammy Perone