August 12, 2019
Language and Learning Lab Helps Develop Researchers
By Heidi Opdyke
While babies sit on parents’ laps, they watch a computer display and listen to words or tones. But for the researcher, the work is more intense as they watch the infants’ eye movements and code the findings.
“Undergraduates do the vast majority of the work in the lab,” said Thiessen, a professor of psychology in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “Working with babies takes extensive training. You have to learn about infant eye movement to figure out what it is they are paying attention to and track it painstakingly in
The lab explores learning in infancy and childhood and how infants acquire