Studying learning and development

At the University of Essex Babylab, we study how infants and young children learn and develop.

Our research aims to answer questions like:

  • How does the infant brain process social stimuli such as bodies and faces?
  • How do infants develop language and an understanding of the world?
  • How do infants learn about their own body?
  • How do infants learn to copy others?

Because babies cannot talk yet, we use indirect methods to find out what is going on inside their heads. Some examples of our studies can be found below.