Ryan Giuliano

Doctoral Student
Brain Development Lab, University of Oregon
MS, University of Texas at San Antonio (Psychology)
BBA, Texas A&M University (Information Systems)
Office: LISB 118

My current research is focused on individual differences in executive function across the lifespan, particularly in parents and their children. I am specifically interested in examining concurrent changes in electroencephalogram (EEG) and measures of autonomic physiology as a tool for unpacking how chronic life stress impacts the development of regulatory processes, such as selective attention and response inhibition.


Karns, C.M., Isbell, E., Giuliano, R.J., & Neville, H.J. (2015). Auditory attention in childhood and adolescence: An event-related potential study of spatial selective attention to one of two simultaneous stories. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 340.

Giuliano, R.J., Skowron, E.A., & Berkman, E.T. (2015). Growth models of dyadic synchrony and mother-child vagal tone in the context of parenting at-risk. Biological Psychology, 105, 29-36.

Giuliano, R.J., Karns, C.M., Neville, H.J., & Hillyard, S.A. (2014). Early auditory evoked potential is modulated by selective attention and related to individual differences in visual working memory capacity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(12), 2682-2690.

Ceballos, N.A., Giuliano, R.J., Wicha, N.Y., & Graham, R. (2012). Acute stress and event-related potential correlates of attention to alcohol images in social drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs73(5), 761.

Giuliano, R.J., Pfordresher, P.Q., Stanley, E.M., Narayana, S. and Wicha N.Y.Y. (2011). Native experience with a tone language enhances pitch discrimination and the timing of neural responses to pitch change. Frontiers in Psychology,2:146.

Giuliano, R.J., & Wicha, N.Y.Y. (2010). Why the white bear is still there: Electrophysiological evidence for ironic semantic activation during thought suppression. Brain Research, 1316, 62-74.


Instructor, PSY 376 Child Development. University of Oregon.
Instructor, PSY 410 Evolutionary Psychology. University of Oregon.
Instructor, Experimental Psychology (Fall 2008 – Spring 2009). University of Texas at San Antonio.