Visiting the Lab


What to expect when you visit the Child Cognition Lab

After parking in our reserved parking space in front of the Psychology building on Forsyth Avenue, you'll be greeted by a researcher who will escort you up to our lab on the 4th floor. Here you will enter the playroom where your child will have time to warm up and get comfortable with the researcher, and we will explain more about the study to you.

When your child is ready to begin the study, you will both move to a different room where you will observe your child engage in a fun activity. For example, they might be presented with a variety of toys and asked which ones they want to play with;  Or they may be given a novel toy to play with and we will see what they learn and remember about the new toy. Studies usually take between 10 to 15 minutes.

Great effort goes into making our studies fun for children, but we're happy to stop or take a break at any time upon request. After the study is finished, you will return to the playroom where your child will receive a small gift, and if you like, we will discuss the study details with you and answer any questions that you may have. 

We hope to see you in the lab soon! Please feel free to email or call our lab with your questions, we will be happy to answer them. Thank you for your interest! 

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