At the Infant Cognition Lab, we study the development of mental imagery. In other words, we wonder how people mentally represent images. For example, when people "see" images in their mind, are these images based on an image-like structure or a language-like structure? Additionally, we want to understand how these mental image abilities develop from infancy to adulthood. We also wonder if infants represent real and cartoon images similarly? To answer these questions, we are currently studying mental rotation abilities in infants and infants' understanding of animated (cartoon) images.
Parents: We're always looking for babies! Come be a part of our important studies!
We're looking for
10-month-old and 12-month-old
We're looking for 10-month-old and 12-month-old babies!
Currently we are recruiting 12-month-old and 10-month-old babies. If you or someone you know has a baby, please let us know. Contact Myrna at the GCSU Department of Psychology, 478-445-4574. Read more about our two studies here: Baby Studies. Families receive $25.00 for each study as compensation for time and travel.
Click on the "For Parents" link to the left to learn more about our lab and to get directions. We also have some great website links for parents.
Are you a student interested in our joining the lab? If so, click on the "For Students" link to the left. Psychology seniors can join the lab through PSYC 4999 Advanced Research Methods which counts as a required Senior Capstone course. Freshmen and Sophomores can join the lab by taking PSYC 2999 and Juniors by taking 3999. To join the lab, complete the application located outside Dr. Bendersky's office (A&S 1-08) and then stop in and speak with her.