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 object recognition; and the functioning of their long-term memories.

We are also currently expanding our research focus and conducting studies to learn more about cognitive development in children and adolescents. Specific topics include visual attention and focus.