Welcome to the Infant Cognition Lab!

How do children develop?

At the Northwestern University Infant Cognition Laboratory, we study how children learn to perceive and reason about the world around them. Our studies have shown that babies know much more than people once thought. We study topics like how infants remember objects, how children learn new words, how babies and children understand numbers, and more.


Want your child to be a part of this research?

JOIN US for an infant study!
Children find our studies fun and so do parents.

We are looking for children of many ages to participate (2 – 36 months):

Most studies involve only 1 visit, and the average session lasts only 30 minutes. Babies will sit in Mom’s or Dad’s lap the entire time.

We pay $20 cash for each visit.
On their first visit, babies also receive a Northwestern t-shirt!