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May I Grab Your Attention? (For babies 4-12 months old)
As babies reach new motor milestones, they gain access to new information about the object around them. Babies who sit up can pick up objects and look at them from many angles, and babies who crawl can see an object in the distance and move their bodies to those objects. How do these changes influence what objects babies prefer?
Baby Tetris (For babies 6-12 months old)
Spatial abilities such as mental rotation are important for understanding objects, reading maps, mathematical reasoning, and navigating the world. We are interested in examining whether babies can mentally rotate simple objects.
Babies learn a lot by watching our faces, and they maximize that learning by deciding where to look--they might watch a person who is currently talking, or watch for a reaction as they offer to share a treat. We are interested in whether babies are actually taking into account what information they will be able to get by looking and whether face masks make it trickier to recognize someone they've seen before.
About the Infant Cognition Lab
The first years after birth are critically important for the development of the baby's brain and mind. We know that experience plays an important role in shaping this development. Here at the Infant Cognition Lab we are interested in understanding the baby's developing mind; particularly investigating infants' memory, attention, and categorization.