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