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.


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Studying Infants

If you are a parent and want to get in touch with us for any reason, you can call us at        (573) 882-7415. Or, you can send us an email here.
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We study infants’ knowledge about the world in two different ways. In some studies, we simply measure how long babies look at different types of displays. Since babies tend to look longer at things that are new or surprising to them, we can tell what they understand about a scene or a series of events by measuring which of two 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 amounts, we expect them to choose the larger of the two quantities.

Each study lasts about 30 minutes. The studies are designed to be fun for babies and you will be with your baby the whole time.

Want to participate? 

We are currently looking for infants between the ages of 2 and 23 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 us an EMAIL. To be added to our participant database, please click HERE.

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I will be accepting new graduate students for Fall 2019!