|Presented By||MIT Early Childhood Cognition Lab|
|Goal||To understand how babies and children learn about the world|
|Task||Do a quick activity with your child in your web browser|
The single most amazing computational engine known to mankind is your child's mind--help find out how it works!
We're hoping to learn more about how babies and children learn by enlisting the help of their most dedicated and curious observers: their own parents!
By participating in a quick online activity with your child and submitting a webcam recording of his/her responses, you can contribute to our collective understanding of the fascinating phenomenon of children's learning.
We're currently recruiting participants for the study 'Your baby the physicist,' where we're trying to build detailed profiles of individual babies' understanding of physical principles like gravity and inertia. We especially need families who are interested in completing multiple sessions (up to 15) within a few months, since this allows us to get much more precise estimates of their abilities. Children ages 4-12 months are eligible to participate.
Traditionally, developmental studies happen in a quiet room in a university lab. By moving studies online, we're hoping to...
...Make it easier for you to take part in research, especially for families without a stay-at-home parent
|How to Join||
Register for an account at https://lookit.mit.edu to participate right away! Most studies take about 10 minutes to complete.
Before beginning a study, you'll be guided through submitting a verbal statement of consent to participate.
|Project Timing||We're looking for participants to start the 'Your baby the physicist' study between November 2016 and April 2017.|
|Ideal Age Group||Families|
|Ideal Frequency||Every few days|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online, At night, At home|
|Tags||babies, children, development, developmental psychology, infants, kids, learning, physics, psychology, reasoning, vision|
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