In our lab, we study cognitive and perceptual development in infants approximately 0-3 years of age. Our overarching goal to better understand how infants' understanding of people, faces, objects, and language develops in the first 3 years of life. standing of learning and development during infancy and beyond, as well as to improve our understanding of cognitive development in children with developmental delays. You have probably read about research like ours in parenting magazines or psychology textbooks. 

An important application of our research is that it can help us understand development in children with developmental delays or disabilities. In collaboration with Dr. Carolyn Mervis and her lab, we also study cognitive development in infants and children with William syndrome. What a wonderful group of families we get to meet through this research!

We really appreciate all the families who have volunteered to participate in our research. If you or someone you know is in the Louisville area and would like to participate in one of our studies, please contact us at (502) 852-6852 or e-mail us at You can also check us out on Facebook at