Welcome to the Visual and Cognitive Development Project

Have you ever wondered:

  • What can my baby see and understand about the world?
  • Can my baby remember certain things?
  • What is my young infant’s ability to learn?

At the project we conduct research that attempts to answer these questions. We conduct research that seeks to understand infants' visual, attentional and perceptual development. Specific topics include the relation between various cognitive processes in young infants' formation of future-oriented expectations for forthcoming visual events; the interface between visual expectations and memory processes; development of selective attention; development of time perception; and the perception of auditory information, particularly musical tones and basic speech components.  Of particular interest is the role of birth in mediating the development of these processes.