~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For all studies we offer free parking in “RESERVED” spots right in front of our facility. You will also receive monetary compensation for your travel, and your child will get a small prize for participating! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
*Participants 0 to 24 months*
In our infant studies, your baby is seated on your lap, and is presented with displays consisting of objects or video animations. We measure your baby’s spontaneous reaction to the display, such as how long your baby spends looking at each display. Babies typically look longer at things they find new or surprising.
Therefore, we can make inferences about how they perceive and understand our displays by examining general patterns of looking across a number of infants. The infant studies typically last about 30 minutes. You will stay with your child at all times, and if you have other children who would like come along, we provide toys and babysitters for them as well. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
*Participants 24 months and older*
With older children, the studies are set up like games and typically involve your child viewing child friendly pictures or viewing short movies and being asked questions about what he or she sees. The child will typically be with the experimenter while the parent waits in the waiting room. However, you may enter with your child if you feel more comfortable doing so.
Both children and parents usually find our studies enjoyable. Each study last about 45 minutes.
Click HERE if you are interested in participating in one of our studies with your child.