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  • Anderson, A.J., & Perone, S. (in press). The kids are bored: Trait boredom in early childhood and links to self-regulation, coping strategies, and parent-child interactions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.







  • 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., Almy, B., & Zelazo, P. D. (2018). Toward an understanding of the neural basis of executive function. In R. L. Gibb & B. Kolb (Eds.). The Neurobiology of Brain and Behavioural Development. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.


  • Ross-Sheehy, S., Perone, S., Macek, K., & Eschman, B. (2017). Visual orienting and attention deficits in 5- and 10-month-old preterm infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 46, 80-90.
  • Perone, S., & Simmering, V. R. (2017). Applications of dynamic system theory to cognition and development: New frontiers. In J. B. Benson (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior (Vol. 52, pp. 43–80). Elsevier.



  • 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.
  • Perone, S., & Ambrose, J. (2015). A process view of learning and development in an autonomous exploratory system. Schoner, G., Spencer, J.P., & the DFT Research Group (2015). Dynamic Thinking: A Primer on Dynamic Field Theory. Oxford University  Press, New York, NY.


  • Perone, S., & Spencer, J. P. (2014). The co-development of looking and discrimination during infancy. Developmental Psychology, 50, 837-852.   



  • Spencer, J. P., Barich, K., Goldberg, J., & Perone, S. (2012). Behavioral dynamics and neural grounding of a dynamic field theory of multi-object tracking. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 11, 339-362.


  • Perone, S., Simmering, V. R., & Spencer, J. P. (2011). Stronger neural dynamics capture changes in infants’ visual short-term memory capacity. Developmental Science, 14, 1379-1392.
  • Perone, S., Madole, K. L., & Oakes, L. M. (2011). Learning how actions function: How infants  learn about actions on objects. Infant Behavior and Development, 34, 351-362. 
  • Spencer, J. P., Perone, S., Smith, L. B., & Samuelson, L. K. (2011). Learning words in space and time: Probing the mechanisms behind the suspicious coincidence. Psychological Science, 22, 1049-1057.
  • Spencer, J. P., Perone, S., & Buss, A.T. (2011). Twenty years and going strong: A dynamic systems revolution in motor and cognitive development. Child Development Perspectives, 5, 260-266.


  • Samuelson, L. K. & Perone, S. (2010). Rethinking conceptually-based inference: Grounding representation in task and behavioral dynamics. Commentary on “Fifteen-month-old infants attend to shape over other perceptual properties in an induction task” by S. Graham and G. Diesendruck, and “Form follows function: Learning about   function helps children learn about shape” by E. Ware and A. Booth. Cognitive Development, 25, 138-148.


  • Spencer, J. P., Perone, S., Johnson, J. S. (2009). The dynamic field theory and embodied cognitive dynamics. In J.P. Spencer, M.S. Thomas, & J.L. McClelland (Eds.) Toward a Unified Theory of Development: Connectionism and Dynamic Systems Theory Re-Considered (p. 86-118). New York: Oxford University Press.


  • Perone, S., Madole, K. L., Ross-Sheehy, S., Carey, M., & Oakes, L. M. (2008). The relation between infants’ activity with objects and attention to object appearance. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1242-1248.
  • Spencer, J. P. & Perone, S. (2008). Defending qualitative change: The view from dynamical systems theory. Child Development, 79, 1639-1647.
  • Oakes, L. M., Horst, J. S., Kovack-Lesh, K. A. & Perone, S. (2008). How Infants Learn Categories. In A. Woodward & A. Needham (Eds.) Learning and the Infant Mind (pp. 144-171). New York: Oxford University Press.


  • Perone, S. & Oakes, L. M. (2006). It clicks when it is rolled and it squeaks when it is squeezed: What 10-month-old infants learn about object function. Child Development, 77, 1608-1622.