New online study for kids aged 8 to 11!

A new online study for kids ages 8-11 is up & running now! Parents are needed at the beginning and end, and no appointment is needed – it can be completed at your own convenience, and eligible kids can receive a $5 gift card. Please share with any potentially interested families! Here’s the link to … Read more

End of Summer Update!

Thank you to the Yellow Lab undergraduate research assistants who have done great work this summer! Also, a huge congratulations to our lab coordinator, Katie Williams, who will be starting a Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at Austin, and a warm welcome to our new lab members, Dr. Sierra Eisen (a new postdoctoral … Read more

Cognitive Development Labs Suspend Research Activities

In light of developments regarding COVID-19, the Cognitive Development Labs have suspended all in-person research activities. We will continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation and follow the University’s recommendations. Check back here or find us on Facebook for updates as they happen during this unusual time. We are incredibly grateful to the community and to … Read more

CDL Lab Members Travel to Louisville, KY for the 2019 CDS Biennial Meeting

The Cognitive Development Labs presented two posters at the 2019 CDS Biennial meeting held October 17th – 19th in Louisville, Kentucky. The labs were represented by Yellow Lab Members Sophie Charles ’20, lab alum Kerry Brew (BA ’18, MA ’19), lab coordinator Katherine Williams, former lab coordinator Alexandra Zax, and lab director Professor Hilary Barth. … Read more

Dr. Hilary Barth and Dr. Andrea Patalano Receive NSF Grant to Support Numerical Cognition Research

Dr. Hilary Barth and Dr. Andrea Patalano, faculty members in the Psychology Department, have received a major collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a new collaborative research project on numerical cognition. The grant will support behavioral research studies on children’s and adults’ understanding of, and judgments about, number and quantity. Read … Read more

Congratulations to CDL Lab Members!

Many congratulations to our senior lab members who graduated just a few weeks ago! We are so proud of their hard work and growth & they will be dearly missed. Congratulations to the class of 2019! Graduating seniors from the Blue Lab: Kaila Scott ’19 & Rebecca Houston-Reed ’19 Graduating Seniors from the Yellow Lab: … Read more

Psychology Department Annual Poster Session, Wesleyan University 2019

On April 25th 122 undergraduates presented their research at Wesleyan University’s Psychology Department annual poster session. The Cognitive Development Labs were represented by eight lab members and presented a total of seven posters. Jenny Chelmow and Kaila Scott each presented their senior thesis research, and Kerry Brew presented her Master’s thesis! Congratulations to all for … Read more

CDL at the SRCD Biennial Meeting 2019

Last week was an exciting week for the Cognitive Development Labs! We presented two posters at the 2019 SRCD Biennial Meeting held March 21st – 23rd in Baltimore, Maryland. Professor Shusterman also gave a talk titled “Early knowledge of small number word meanings in toddlers”. The conference was attended by Post-doc Chenmu (Julia) Xing, lab … Read more