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ETSU Infant Cognitive Development Lab

Department of Psychology

Infant Cognitive Development Lab


logoWelcome to the Infant Cognitive

Development Lab!


We are looking for families to participate in a research opportunity.


The East Tennessee State University Infant Cognitive Development Project conducts studies on the development of learning and memory over the first year of life. 

In our studies, we first show babies a colorful picture and after a few minutes show them a new picture along with the old one to see if they can make out the difference between the two. We can tell whether the infant is able to remember the old picture and is able to distinguish it from the new picture by noting how much attention they pay to the new picture. This allows us to understand what babies learn and remember about objects and events that they experience. The pictures we use are simple photographs or video clips.


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