Our lab investigates infants' and young children's early understanding of number, time, and space. We are interested in learning what infants know about the world around them and how their knowledge changes over time.
Read more about our research here.
We study infants' knowledge about the world in two different ways. In some of our studies, we simply measure how long babies look at different types of displays. Since babies look longer at things that are new or suprising to them, we can tell what they understand about a scene or a set of events by measuring which of two different displays they prefer to look at.
In other studies, we simply give infants a choice between two different amounts of food. If they can tell the difference between the two amounts, we expect them to choose the larger of the two quantities.
Our studies never take more than about 30 minutes, and some are as short as 5 minutes. They are designed to be fun for babies and you will be with your baby the whole time.
We are currently looking for infants between the ages of 5 and 18 months to take part in our studies.
If you are interested in learning more about our research or having your baby participate, give us a call at 573-882-7415, or send an email to our lab coordinator, Carissa Rounkles.
kristy vanmarle | department of psychological sciences | college of arts & science | university of missouri