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Linking Infant Language and Cognition

There is no greater wonder than watching a baby discover the world. They learn at lightning speed — from first steps to first words to first days in a playgroup or preschool. How do they learn so fast?

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Learning About the Natural World

What does it mean to be ‘alive’? What is the relation between humans and other living things? Questions like these require a cross-cultural approach.

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Notions of the Natural World
What do infants know about other people?

Discovering the Social World

Even very young infants notice similarities and differences among people. How, and how early, do they begin to notice social categories like race and gender?

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Developmental Challenges

Our basic research with typically-developing infants and children can shed light on development in infants and children facing diverse opportunities.

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