Paul Harris Laboratory at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Currently, this lab is studying the development of cognition, emotion and imagination, particularly in early childhood. Topics include children’s trust in testimony and moral judgments.
Faculty: Paul Harris
Arts and Mind Laboratory at Boston College
This lab examines the psychological components of involvement in the arts as well as other aspects of conceptual development. Topics include the effects of art-making on mood, children’s beliefs about artificial life, and children’s evaluation of art.
Faculty: Ellen Winner
Emotion Development Laboratory at Boston College
This lab examines how people recognize and interpret emotional facial expressions and other social information, and how children come to understand different emotional states. Topics include recognition of emotion from faces, voices, and body language.
Faculty: James Russell
Our previous collaborators include:
Laboratory for Developmental Studies at Harvard University & Social Psychology Laboratory at Harvard University
These labs investigate how infants and children perceive and reason about the world around them. Topics include children’s acquisition of social category concepts, understanding of number and geometry, and labeling new objects.
Faculty: Susan Carey, Elizabeth Spelke, Felix Warneken and Mahzarin Banaji
Early Childhood Cognition Lab at MIT
This lab studies how children use evidence to learn and revise their theories about the world. Topics include causal learning during spontaneous play, children’s understanding of probability, and revisions of naïve theories during development.
Faculty: Laura Schulz
Laboratories for Cognitive Neuroscience at Children's Hospital Boston
This lab is dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in typically developing infants and children, as well as children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Topics included the development of face-processing skills in young children.
Faculty: Chuck Nelson
Kanwisher Lab at MIT
This lab investigates the functional organization of the brain as a window into the architecture of the human mind. Other lines of work in our lab explore the nature of the representations that enable us to recognize faces, objects, words, and scenes and that underlie our conscious experience of the visual world. Topics include nonverbal behavior and body language.
Faculty: Nancy Kanwisher