Welcome to the Infant and Child Cognition Lab!

Infant and Child Cognition Lab

The Infant and Child Cognition Lab is situated in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department at Boston College, headed by Dr. Sara Cordes. Research in the lab focuses on understanding how infants, children, and adults keep track of quantity and how social contexts influence math learning.

We are now recruiting children, ages 18 months-12 years of age, to participate in our research either virtually (over Zoom) or in person. Sessions typically last 30 minutes or less during which one of our researchers will do fun interactive activities with your child on the computer while you sit and watch! Please click here to fill out a quick survey to participate!

For parents of infants and children

Young infants are surprisingly good at tracking number and other quantities long before they learn how to speak. We study how these abilities change throughout infancy and childhood and their relationship to later understandings of formal mathematical concepts. In order to do so, we need your help!..more information>

For undergraduates

We are currently recruiting Boston College undergraduates and other adults to participate in studies in our lab to help us understand more about how we keep track of quantity……more information>

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