In Press:

Fishburn, F. A., Hlukowsky, C.O., Bemis, L.M. Huppert, T.J. Wakschlag, L.S., Perlman, S.B. Irritability Uniquely Predicts Prefrontal Prefontal Cortex Activation During Preschool Inhibitory Control Among All Temperament Domains: A LASSO approach. NeuroImage (2019) 68-77 PDF


Fishburn, F.A., Murty, V. P., Hlutkowsky, C. O. MacGillivray, C.E., Bemis, L. M., Murphy, M.E., Huppert, T. E., Perlman, S.B. Putting our Heads Together: Interpersonal Neural Synchronization as a Biological Mechanism for Shared Intentionality. Social Cognition and Affective Neuroscience. (2018) 841-849 PDF

Joseph, H.M, Kennedy, T.M., Gnagy, E.M., Perlman, S.B., Pelham, W., Molina, B., S.G. Fathers with Childhood ADHD, Parenting, and Their Young Children’s Behavior: Offspring of the Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study (PALS). Child Psychiatry & Human Development. (2018) 1-10 PDF

Horowitz-Kraus, T., Woodburn, M., Rajagopal, A., Versace, A, Kowatch, R.A., Bertocci, M.A., Bebko., Almedi, J. R.C., Perlman, S.B., Decreased functional connectivity in the fronto-parietal network in children with mood disorders compared to children with dyslexia during rest: an fMRI study. NeuroImage: Clinical 18 (2018) 582-590. PDF

Grabell, A.S, Li, Y., Barker, J., Wakschlag., L.S., Huppert, T, Perlman, S.B., Evidence of Non-Linear Associations between Frustration-Related Prefrontal Cortex Activation and the Normal: Abnormal Spectrum of Irritability in Young Children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. (2018) 46(1) 137-147 PDF

Wakschlag, L. S., Perlman, S.B. Blair, R.J., Leibeibluft, E. Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Pine, D.S. The Neurodevelopmental basis of early of childhood disruptive behavior:irritable and callaus phenotypes as exemplars. American Journal of Psychiatry (2017) 175 (114-130) PDF


Whiteman, A.C., Santosa., H. Chen., D. Perlman., S.B., Huppert, T. Investigation of the sentivity of functional near-infrared spectroscopy brain imaging to anatomical variations in 5-11- year old children. Neurophotonics (2017) 5(1) PDF

Horowitz-Kraus, T., Holland, S.K, Versace, A. Bertocci, M. Bebko, G. Almeida, J., Perlman, S.P., Et al. Reading related white matter structures in adolescents are influenced more by dysregulation of emotion than behavior. NeuroImage. (2017) 15 (732-740) PDF

Grabell, A. S., Huppert,T.J.,  Fishburn, F. A.,  Li, Y.,  Jones, H. M.*, Wilett, A. E.*, Bemis. L. M., & Perlman, S. B. (2017) Using facial muscular movements to understand young children’s emotion regulation and concurrent neural activation. Developmental Science. PDF

Karim, H., Perlman, S.B. Neurodevelopmental Maturation as a Function of Irritable Temperament: Insights From a Naturalistic. Human Brain Mapping (2017) 38 (5307-5321) PDF

Versace, A., Sharma, V. Bertocci, M. A., Bebko, G. Iyengar, S., Dwojak, A, Bonar, L. , Perlman, S. B., et al.  Using machine learning and surface reconstruction to accurately differentiate different trajectories of mood and energy dysregulate in youth.  PloS One (2017) 12(7) PDF

Santosa, H., Aarabi, A., Perlman, S. B., Huppert, T. Characterization and correction of the false-discovery rates in resting state connectivity using functional near- infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Biomedical Optics (2017) 22 (5).

Bertocci, M. A., Bebko, G. Dwojak, A., Iyengar, S. Ladouceur, C., Fournier, J.C., Versace, A., Perlman, S.B., et al Longitudinal relationships among activity in attention redirection neural circuitry and symptom severity in youth. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. (2017) 2 (336-345) PDF

Hafeman, D., Bebko, G., Bertocci, M., Fournier, J., Chase, H. Bonar, L., Perlman, S.B., et al. Amygdala-prefrontal cortical functional connectivity during implicit emotion processing differentiates youth with bipolar spectrum from youth with externalizing disorders. Journal of Affective disorders. 208 (2017) 94-100


Portugal, L.C.L., Rosa, M. J., Roa, A., Bebko, G., Bertocci, G., Hinze, A., Bonar, L., Almeida, J., Perlman., S.B., et al. Can Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation in Youth be Decoded from Functional Neuroimaging? Plos One (2016) 11(1). PDF

Perlman, S.B., Huppert, T., Luna, B., Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Evidence for Development for Development of Prefontal engagement in Working Memory in Early Through Middle Childhood. Cerebral Cortex. (2016) 26(6). PDF

Joseph, H.M., Perlman, S.B., 3.3 Familial Transmission of Attention- Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder: A Pilot Study of Fathers with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder and their Young Children. Journal of the American Academy of  Child &  Adolescent Psychiatry (2016) 55 (S142) PDF

Perlman, S.B., Wyk Vander B.C., Pelphrey, K.A. Brain Mechanisms in the Typical and Atypical Development of Social Cognition. Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience (2016), 113-138 PDF

Bertocci, M.A., Bebko, G. Versace, A, Fourier, J.C. Iyengar, S. Olino, T., Almeida, J.R.C, Perlman, S.B., Et al. Predicting clinical outcome from reward circuitry function and white matter structure in behaviorally and emotionally dysregulated youth. Molecular Psychiatry (2016) 21 (1194-1201) PDF

Li, Y., Grabell, A., Wakschlag, L., Huppert, T. Perlman, S.B., The neural substrates of cognitive flexibility are related to individual differences in preschool irritability: A fNIRS investigation.  Development.Cogitive Neuroscience. (2016) 1-7 PDF

Hawes, S. W., Perlman, S.B., Byrd, A.L.,  Chronic anger as a precursor to adult antisocial personality features: The moderating influence of cognitive control. Journal of Abnormal Psychology (2016) 125(1) 64 PDF


Bebko, G., Bertocci, M.A., Chase, H.C., Dwojak, A., Bonar, L., Almeida, J.R.C., Perlman, S.B., et al. (2015). Decreasing amygdala-insula resting state connectivity in behaviorally and emotionally dysregulated youth. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging. 231 (2015) 77-86.  PDF

Perlman, S.B., Jones, B.M., Wakschlag, L.S., Axelson, D. Birmaher, B., Phillips, M. (2015). Neural substrates of child irritability in typically developing and psychiatric populations.   Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience  14(2015) 71-80. PDF

Wakschlag, L.S., Estabrook, R. Petitclerc, A., Henry, D., Burns, J., Perlman, S.B., et al.  Clinical Implications of a Dimensional Approach: The Normal: Abnormal Spectrum of Early Irritability. Journal of American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry (2015) 54(8) 626-634. PDF


Perlman, S.B., Luna, B., Hein, T.C., Huppert, T. fNIRS evidence of prefrontal regulation of frustration in early childhood. Neuroimage. 85(2014), 326-334. PDF

Hafeman, D., Bebko, G., M.A. Bertocci, Fournier, J.C., Bonar, L., Perlman, S.B., et al. (2014). Abnormal deactivation of the inferior frontal gyrus during implicit emotion processing in youth with bipolar disorder: Attenuated by medication. Journal of Psychiatric Research. Journal of Psychiatric Research 58 (2014), 129-136, PDF

Bebko, G., Bertocci, M.A., Fournier, J.C., Hinze, A.K., Bonar, L., Almeida, J.R.C., Perlman, S.B., et al. (2014). Parsing dimensional versus diagnostic category-related patterns of reward circuitry function in behaviorally and emotionally dysregulated youth in the Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms (LAMS) study. JAMA Psychiatry, (2014) 71(1), 71-80. PDF

Bertocci, M.A., Bebko, G., Olino, T., Fournier, J., Hinze, A.K., Bonar, L., Almeida, J., Perlman, S.B., et al. (2014). Behavioral and emotional dysregulation trajectories marked by prefrontal-amygdala function in symptomatic youth. Psychological Medicine, (2014), 44, 2603-2615. PDF


Perlman, S.B., Fournier, J.C., Bebko, G., Bertocci, M.A., Hinze, A.K., et al. (2013). Emotional face processing in pediatric bipolar disorder: Evidence for functional impairments in the fusiform gyrus. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(12), 1314-1325. PDF

Versace, A., Acuff, H., Bertocci, M.A., Bebko, G., Almeida, J.R.C., Perlman, S.B., et al. (2013). White matter structure in youth with behavioral and emotional dysregulation disorders: A probabilistic tractographic study. JAMA Psychiatry. PDF

Perlman, S.B., Hein, T.C, Stepp, S.D & The Lams Consortium (2013).Emotional reactivity and its impact on neural circuitry forattention–emotion interaction in childhood and adolescence. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 8(5) 1-10 PDF

Mullin, B.C., Perlman, S.B., Versace, A., Almeida, J.R.C., Klein, C., Labarbara, E.J., Ladouceur, C.D., & Phillips, M.L. (2013). Abnormally reduced activity and connectivity within neural circuitry supporting attentional control of emotion in adults with bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 201(3), 196-205. PDF

Perlman, S.B, (2012) Neuroimaging in Child Clinical Populations: Considerations in Successful Research Programs. Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 51(12)512-520. PDF


Keener, M., Fournier, J., Mullin, B., Kronhaus, D., Perlman, S.B., LaBarbara, E.J., Almeida, J.R.C., & Phillips, M.L. (2012). Dissociable patterns of medial prefrontal and amygdala activity to face identity versus emotion in bipolar disorder. Psychological Medicine, 42(9), 1913-1924. PDF


Perlman, S.B., Hudac, C.M., Pegors, T., Minshew, N.J., & Pelphrey, K.A. (2011). Look me in the eye: An experimental manipulation of activity in the face processing system of individuals with autism. Social Neuroscience, 6(1), 22-30 (PDF version)

Perlman, S.B., & Pelphrey, K.A. (2011). Developing connections for affective regulation: Age related changes in emotional brain connectivity. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 108, 607-620. PDF


Moses-Kolko, E.L., Perlman, S.B., Wisner, K.L., James, J., Saul, A.T., & Phillips, M.L. (2010). Abnormally reduced amygdala-dorsomedial prefrontal cortical activity and effective connectivity to negative emotional faces in postpartum depression. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 167, 1373-1380. PDF

Perlman, S.B., & Pelphrey, K.A. (2010). Regulatory brain development: Balancing emotion and cognition. Social Neuroscience, 5(5-6), 533-542. PDF


Perlman, S.B., Morris, J.P., Vander Wyk, B.C., Green, S.R., Doyle, J.L., & Pelphrey, K.A. (2009). Individual differences in personality shape how people look at faces. PLoS ONE, 4(6), e5952. PDF

Pelphrey, K.A., & Perlman, S.B. (2009). Charting brain mechanisms for the development of social cognition. In J. Rumsey and M. Ernst (Eds.), Neuroimaging in Developmental Clinical Neuroscience. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. PDF


Perlman, S.B., Camras, L.C., & Pelphrey, K.A. (2008). Physiology and functioning: Parent socialization, emotion regulation, and children’s emotion knowledge. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 100, 308-315. PDF

Heilman, K.J., Bal, E., Bazhenova, O.V., Sorokin, Y., Perlman, S.B., Hanley, M.C., & Porges, S.W. (2008). Physiological responses to physical and social challenges in children: Quantifying mechanisms supporting mobilization and mediating social anxiety. Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 171-182. PDF

Perlman, S.B., Kalish C.W., & Pollak, S.D. (2008). The role of maltreatment experience in children's understanding of the antecedents of emotion. Cognition and Emotion, 22(4), 651-670. PDF


Camras, L.A., Perlman, S.B., Wismer Fries, A.B., & Pollak, S.D. (2006). Post-institutionalized Chinese and Eastern European children: Heterogeneity in the development of emotion understanding. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 30(3), 193-199.  PDF