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Six cartoon animals are in the middle of the image with a semi circle of triangles below the animals that are orange, pink, and white. The animals are a dog, mouse, cat, bear, rabbit, and dog. Above the animals is text that reads "animal jumble". Below the triangles is text that reads "infant cognition lab uc davis"

Animal Jumble

Babies have varying experience with animals — from experiences in the park, zoo, on television, or even in their own home! We are interested in whether babies with pets in their home look at, and therefore, learn about animals differently than babies without pets. What animal do you think will end up being the king of the jumble?

There are four black and white circles of different sizes, with the text "Visual acuity infant cognition lab uc davis" written below the circles. Inside the circles, on the left half of the circle, it is a solid black color. On the right half of the circles, there are black and white horizontal lines across the circle. The thickness of the lines is varied amongst the different circles.

Visual Acuity

A classic approach for assessing infant vision sensitivity is to measure their ability to resolve fine details using square wave gratings. Black and white stripes are shown to your infant and if they can see the stripes of the grating, they should prefer to look to them. We are investigating whether an eye tracking procedure is comparable to more commonly used Teller Acuity Cards. Watch the video below for more information

The text in the middle of the image reads "Infant Scene Perception Point of View". The text is in white on a dark green background. At the top of the image there are light green leaves. At the bottom of the image there are four cartoon infants seated in various positions.

Infant Scene Perception - Point of View (ISP-POV)

This study aims to understand the unique contribution of an infant's own motor development upon their visual behavior. Infants are born into a visually complex, stimulus-rich world, yet we know that they are highly skilled at orienting their attention to relevant information. We also know that this skill evolves over time, such that, a younger infant may display different patterns of visual scanning than an older infant. This being the case, how do infant's at varying stages in motor development look at scenes differently? 

Or you can now participate from home with our online studies! 

We are not currently running any online studies at this time, but if you still want to participate with other labs you can find studies for your child on Lookit.