The principal focus of our research is perceptual and cognitive development. Infants are born with no visual experience, and are suddenly confronted with a barrage of new sights and sounds. How do they begin to make sense of this new sensory input? We explore this question, and many others, with studies that investigate visual and auditory perception and learning processes in infants, children, and adults.

For more information, click on the "Learn More" tab above. Additional information is provided in the "Research" and "Publications" sections. The research relies on the good will of parents who participate by bringing their infants to the lab. Visits to the lab are quick (almost always less than half an hour) and we make every effort to ensure that parents and infants have an enjoyable stay with us!

Guiding Principles

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.
(Ecclesiastes 11:1)

A person's a person, no matter how small.
(Dr. Seuss, "Horton Heard a Who")

In no case may we interpret an action as the outcome of a higher psychical faculty, if it can be interpreted as the outcome of one which stands lower in the psychological scale.
(Morgan's Canon, or the Law of Parsimony)

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