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Linda Smith Interview With The Doctor Will See You Now

Check out Linda Smith's interview with The Doctor Will See You Now, and click here to read more about the edge-simplicity bias in young infants discussed in the interview.            

April Storytime at Morgenstern's

We had so much fun at our April storytime at Morgenstern's! We hope to see you again at future storytime events!

April Storytime at Morgenstern's

Join us Saturday, April 6 at 10 am for Multilingual Storytime. Lab members will read stories in Hindi and English, and we will have supplies for a tie dye craft! We hope to see you there!

Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science (GEMS) Conference

We had a great time at this year's MCCSC Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science (GEMS) conference! We hope to have inspired more girls to pursue STEM in their future!

Cognitive Development Lab Member Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Congratulations to Cognitive Development Lab student Anh Thu for being elected to Phi Beta Kappa! We are so proud of you and look forward to following your accomplishments.

March Storytime at Morgenstern's

We had so much fun with everyone at our March Multilingual Storytime! We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 6 at 10 am for our next Multilingual Storytime and activity!

March Storytime at Morgenstern's

Join us Saturday, March 2 at 10 am for Multilingual Storytime. Lab members will read stories in Korean, Vietnamese, and English, and we will have supplies for a Saint Patrick's Day themed craft! 

February Storytime at Morgenstern's

We were so happy to see everyone at our February Multilingual Storytime! Join us on Saturday, March 2 at 10 am for our next Multilingual Storytime and a fun activity!

February Storytime at Morgenstern's

Join us Saturday, February 3 at 10 am for our next Multilingual Storytime! Come learn about Chinese New Year and enjoy stories read by lab members in Chinese and English. We hope to see you there! 

January Storytime at Morgenstern's

We had a great time at Morgenstern's reading stories about snow in Japanese and English and making snowmen! Join us for our next Multilingual Storytime on Saturday, February 3 at 10 am.

January Multilingual Storytime at Morgenstern's

Join us at Morgenstern Books on Saturday, January 6 at 10 am for storytime! Reading will be in Japanese and English, and we will have materials to create your own snowman. We hope to see you there!

Morgenstern's Interview With Cognitive Development Lab

Morgenstern's interviewed Dr. Linda Smith and Lab Manager Kelly Irwin about our Multilingual Story Time events! Click here to read the full interview and be sure to follow our lab website, Facebook, and Instagram to stay up to date with lab events and child scientist opportunities!

Morgenstern December Multilingual Storytime

Thanks for coming to our December Multilingual Storytime at Morgenstern Books! We had a great time, and we hope to see you all at our next storytime event!
Thanks for coming to our December Multilingual Storytime at Morgenstern Books! We had a great time, and we hope to see you all at our next storytime event!
Thanks for coming to our December Multilingual Storytime at Morgenstern Books! We had a great time, and we hope to see you all at our next storytime event!
Thanks for coming to our December Multilingual Storytime at Morgenstern Books! We had a great time, and we hope to see you all at our next storytime event!

Cognitive Development Lab Members Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Congratulations to Cognitive Development Lab students Ivy, Austin, and Noah for being elected to Phi Beta Kappa! We are so proud of you and look forward to following your accomplishments.

Join us at Morgenstern Books!

Join us at Morgenstern Books on Saturday, December 2 at 10 am for storytime! There will be reading in English, Korean, Arabic, and Telugu. We hope to see you there!

Dr. Hiromichi Hagihara Visits the Cognitive Development Lab

Dr. Hiromichi Hagihara, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Osaka University, visited the lab and gave a talk titled "Early Nouns Mean Holistic Relations Rather Than Specific Entities."
Dr. Hiromichi Hagihara, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Osaka University, visited the lab and gave a talk titled "Early Nouns Mean Holistic Relations Rather Than Specific Entities."
Dr. Hiromichi Hagihara, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Osaka University, visited the lab and gave a talk titled "Early Nouns Mean Holistic Relations Rather Than Specific Entities."
Dr. Hiromichi Hagihara, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Osaka University, visited the lab and gave a talk titled "Early Nouns Mean Holistic Relations Rather Than Specific Entities."

Thank You For Coming To See Us At Morgenstern's!

We had a lovely time seeing our child scientists at our Multilingual Storytime Event in Hebrew this Saturday at Morgenstern's! Come see us again at our next Storytime on 12/2/2023 for more fun and activities!    
We had a lovely time seeing our child scientists at our Multilingual Storytime Event in Hebrew this Saturday at Morgenstern's! Come see us again at our next Storytime on 12/2/2023 for more fun and activities!  
We had a lovely time seeing our child scientists at our Multilingual Storytime Event in Hebrew this Saturday at Morgenstern's! Come see us again at our next Storytime on 12/2/2023 for more fun and activities!  
We had a lovely time seeing our child scientists at our Multilingual Storytime Event in Hebrew this Saturday at Morgenstern's! Come see us again at our next Storytime on 12/2/2023 for more fun and activities!  

Safe Trick-or-Treat At Danny Smith Memorial Park!

We had so much fun giving out spooky season goodies to everyone at Danny Smith Memorial Park's Safe Trick-or-Treat Event! Click here to sign up to be a child scientist today!   
We had so much fun giving out spooky season goodies to everyone at Danny Smith Memorial Park's Safe Trick-or-Treat Event! Click here to sign up to be a child scientist today!   

Cognitive Development Lab is on Instagram!

Go ahead and give our new Instagram page a follow to learn about exciting opportunities for our child scientists, lab and community events, and more! Be sure to also check out our Facebook page for more information and resources.  

Join us at Morgenstern Books!

Join us at Morgenstern Books on Saturday, November 4th at 10 am for storytime! Hadar Karmazyn-Raz (Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cognitive Development Lab) will read from Ten Apples up on Top and Leaf Man in Hebrew. Activities include balancing bean bags and making leaf people to take home. Read more about the event here!

Analytical Connectionism Workshop

Lab member Hadar Karmazyn-Raz is speaking at the University College London in the UK on September 7th. Her workshop will be about Infant’s natural play: ‘webbing’ knowledge at multiple time-scales. She will talk about the temporal statistics of infant natural play with objects and how it creates knowledge structures that resemble story-telling, with central main theme-objects tethered to multiple comment-objects around them. For more information, check the workshop site!

 

New Paper Alert!

A new paper by Andres Mendez, Chen Yu, and Linda Smith on sustained visual attention was just published in Developmental Science. They found that 1-year-old infants control sustained attention through head movements that increase the visibility of an object. Read along here!

Storytime Saturday at Morgenstern Books!

Join us on Saturday, August 19th at 10am for storytime and a discussion about the importance of block play! Activities will include book reading, movement activities, and play with blocks and shapes. Suitable for all ages! Families can access the handouts here!

Look for us at Morgenstern's Bookstore!

Hiroki Yamamoto (Postdoctoral Researcher in the Cognitive Development Lab) will read from Harry the Dirty Dog and Mouse Paint in Japanese. He will also sing some songs in Japanese to "help get the wiggles out."  Staff from the Lab will provide families with dog pictures, Kanji writing, transparency sheets, and markers for activities. Read more about the event here!

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