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.

baby thinker, UofL Infant Cognition Lab

The Infant Cognition Lab at the University of Louisville was established in Fall 2006. In our research we work to better understand how infants and toddlers learn about the world around them. Our goal is to add to the current knowledge of infant cognitive development in order to benefit society. This work will hopefully aid parents so that they have a better understanding of what to expect of their babies. This work may also benefit practitioners' abilities to detect developmental issues earlier. We use a variety of simple behavioral measures to learn about infants and toddlers. These include recording how long infants look at pictures or short videos, recording infants' scanning patterns using modern eye-tracking technology, and 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! Please 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.