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Netflix series ‘Babies’ features the Infant Cognition Lab!

Dr. Hespos is featured in an episode titled “What Babies Know” in Part 2 of the series.

Watch the official trailer and learn more about the episode in Northwestern Now.

Dr. Hespos and her team were also interviewed by The Daily Northwestern about their filming experience.


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 infants 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 between 0 months and 18 months to participate.

Studies involve only one visit, and the average session lasts 30 minutes.Infants will sit in Mom’s or Dad’s lap the entire time.
You’ll receive $20 in cash for each visit. On your first visit, you’ll also receive a infant-sized Northwestern t-shirt!