Infant Cognition Lab

Baby Scientists Wanted! At the University of Louisville Infant Cognition Lab, we study infant cognitive and perceptual development. We currently have studies on infants' face perception, emotion perception, and language development. If you have a 3- to 14-month-old baby in the Louisville area and are looking for something fun to do, contact us to find out more at 852-6852 or uoflbaby@louisville.edu. This research has been approved by the University of Louisville Internal Review Board (HSPPO#: 053.16). The UofL Infant Cognition Lab is directed by Dr. Cara Cashon, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

The Infant Cognition Lab at the University of Louisville was established in Fall 2006. We conduct research to further our understanding of what infants and toddlers know about the world around them and how they develop. Our goal is better improve this knowledge to benefit society, for example, so that parents can better know what to expect of their babies or so that practitioners can detect developmental issues early on. To learn about infants and toddlers, we use a variety of simple behavioral measures, such as: recording how long infants look at pictures or short videos, recording their scanning patterns using modern eye-tracking technology, or observing infants in a natural environment. Whether you are a parent interested in participating in one of our studies, a student hoping to get involved in our research, or someone who is simply curious, we hope you enjoy visiting our site and will contact us if you have any questions!

Infants Scientists Wanted! What we are seeking:

We are currently conducting several studies on infant face perception, attention, and language development.

  • Infants between 3 and 14 months of age with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate.
  • Participation is completely voluntary.
  • Participation involves one brief visit to campus.
  • Infants will receive a t-shirt or bib for participating.
  • If you are in the Louisville area and are interested in participating in one of our studies, please contact us at 502-852-6852 or by email at .

This research has been approved by the University of Louisville Internal Review Board (HSPPO#: 053.16)

Principal Investigator: Cara H. Cashon, Ph.D.