What are the general areas of study in the Infancy Laboratory at UC-Berkeley?

            The Infancy Laboratory focuses its studies on periods of especially rapid developmental transitions in the human infant. Currently, we are centering investigations on the very rapid changes that take place in babies between 7 and 9 months of age, and again between 11 and 14 months of age. In the case of the 7-9 month transition, this laboratory has discovered that many of the changes taking place follow the acquisition of experience crawling. Currently, the laboratory is addressing whether the second transition, between 11 and 14 months, is "paced" (interesting word) by the experiences made possible by upright locomotion.

            Target areas for study center on emotion, perception and action, and spatial understanding in the infant.

How can I become involved with the Infancy Lab?

            We typically accept undergraduate Research Assistants and URAPS at the beginning of each semester.  If you are interested in joining the Infant Studies research team, please contact us with any questions that you may have.