Current Infant Study

Due to COVID-19, our current infant study is mainly online. 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. Later on, if it’s safe, 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.

** INTERESTED IN this INFANT STUDY (Recruiting AGES 0-6 months old)? FILL OUT THIS FORM AND A LAB MEMBER WILL CONTACT YOU.

Current Undergraduate Study

As well as our research studies with babies and kids, we conduct EEG studies on adults to examine other questions related to the neuroscience of social understanding, sense of touch and control of behavior. These studies are open to Temple undergraduates who are receiving course credit in return for study participation. We do have a current undergraduate study running! This study is examining the neural representations of grasping!

Interested in participating? Email devlab@temple.edu and a lab member will contact you.

 

 

Child Studies

The goal of another research study is to understand how different children learn through their sense of touch. In this study, we invite children ages 6-8 into the lab to play games on an Ipad and computer, as well as respond to gentle taps on their fingers and hands. Parents will be in the same room completing surveys about their family while their child is participating. The results of this study will help us understand how children focus on one piece of information in a busy environment, and how detecting touch relates to other skills. We do not have any current child studies but plan to have more in the future!

** INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN A CHILD STUDY (AGES 3-8 YEARS)? FILL OUT THIS FORM AND A LAB MEMBER WILL CONTACT YOU WHEN WE HAVE A STUDY AVAILABLE.