Early Cognitive Development Lab


Welcome to 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. We investigate how babies and kids understand the actions of other people, and also how they acquire knowledge about other animals.

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: All Online

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we have modified all of our studies to be online studies. This actually makes it even easier to do a study with us! If you'd like to do a fun study with your baby or child just email us at or sign up!

We create new studies all the time, so 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!

Kids & Animals

We are currently looking for 5-year-old children for a study on how children think about various animals. Kids get to look at pictures of animals with their parent, and then answer some questions about some other animals - all online in your own home. A quick study that is lots of fun for kids! Click here to sign up!