Research in the Infant Cognitive Development Lab is centered on cognitive abilities in infants that are related to attention and memory.
Most of our research investigates object individuation in infancy. Object individuation is the ability to determine whether an object is the same or a different object than one that was seen previously. To individuate an object, an infant must attend to various types of visual information and use this information to make a “same/different object” distinction. Our research is focused on learning how infants begin to identify new forms of information as important and how development in multiple areas contribute to the emergence of this basic cognitive ability.
If you are interested in seeing the types of toys we use in our studies, you can view them here.