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About our Research

We are a team of researchers in the Department of Psychology at Temple University who are interested in how infants and children develop an understanding of the world around them. Since the founding of our lab at Temple in 2004, hundreds of families have visited us to participate in studies. Our research depends on interested parents who can help us learn more about how children’s minds develop over the first months and years. We study children’s development with a variety of measures, including behavioral tasks and simple measurements of children’s brain activity using a technique called EEG.

What is EEG?

In the lab, we use EEG methods to track infant’s brain activity. EEG refers to the electroencephalogram, or what could also be called “brain waves”. To collect EEG data we use a special lycra hat containing special sensors that can record the tiny electrical signals that are produced by the brain: These sensors simply pick up the signals coming off the surface of the baby’s scalp while he or she is watching things happen or carrying out actions on objects. During EEG collection, infants usually sit on a parent’s lap, and each recording session lasts for around 15 minutes.

  • Contact Us

    Email: devlab@temple.edu

    Phone: 215-204-2436

    Peter Marshall
    Department of Psychology
    Temple University
    Weiss Hall
    1701 N. 13th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

    If you are a parent of an infant and would like your child to participate in our study, please fill out the Contact Form on the Participate page, or call/email the lab!

    If you are an undergraduate student looking for research experience, please visit the Student Volunteers page.