- We are interested in how babies learn how to grasp over time. The way this study works is that parents will send us videos every two weeks of their 6-month-old baby grasping at objects. At 14-months, there will be an in-person lab visit where infants will do some activities wearing an EEG cap (similar to a baby swim cap) and also some grasping tasks. Families have the opportunity to get paid up to $170 for participation in this study. We are currently recruiting families with infants around 6-months-old for this study.
- Another study is focused on infant and toddler sleep. We have developed a new way to measure sleep that is easy enough for parents to put on during the typical bedtime routine. Babies’ sleep is measured for 5 nights and later coded into REM, NREM, and wake. Families receive $25 and a onsie for participating. We are currently recruiting families with 12-24-month-olds.
Current Undergraduate/Adult Study
- Our adult research is focused on motor experience and the neural representations of the fingers. Participants complete a typing test, a measure of finger independence, and a few questions about video game and music experience. They then watch a documentary while wearing the EEG cap and finger stimulators on their right hand. We are currently recruiting right-handed adults.