ECDL

Early Cognitive Development Lab

Welcome

Welcome to the web page for the Early Cognitive Development Lab at the University of Regina! We are a research group dedicated to studying how infants’ and children’s thinking develops as they experience the people and world around them. More specifically, we investigate how infants and young children perceive human action, how they remember the behaviour of others, and how their own experience influences their reasoning about other people’s actions.

Click any of the links above to learn more about who we are, our current and past research projects, and how you can participate. We always need helpful volunteers like you!

Have fun exploring!

Current Studies

We run studies with infants, toddlers, and young children on a continuous basis, so we always need a pool of volunteers to call. Even if your child is not the right age for a current study, they could be in a week, a month, or next year! So if you are generally interested in volunteering, click here to sign up!

5-year-olds needed!

We are currently needing 5-year-old children for a study on how kids think about animals! Parents look at picture books of animals with their child and kids play some animal games with the researcher. A short study that is lots of fun! Click here to sign up!

3-year-olds needed!

We are currently looking for 3-year-old children for a two-day study on how children learn actions from other people! Kids learn a sequence of actions with some objects (pictured below), and then we test their memory for this sequence on the next day. Kids have a lot of fun with this study! Click here to sign up!