Examples of past studies they’ve done in the past:
Infant Perception of Looming Stimuli: For this project, researchers study how infants perceive different looming objects. Children watch a short video that involves different animals growing larger as if they are approaching. The animals include bunnies, snakes, spiders and butterflies. (Previous research has shown that infants of this age are not afraid of these animals but they do pay attention to them.)
Imaging Emotion and Memory with Event-Related Potentials (ERPs): A major theme of the study in the Center's lab focuses on emotion. Specifically, how does emotion affect the life of a memory? And how does emotional memory change over the life of an individual? To address this question, researchers present participants with emotional stimuli (such as pictures) or ask children about emotional experiences from their own lives, examining how the processes of encoding and retrieval might differ for emotional versus non-emotional stimuli.
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Note: Each child receives a small gift (a toy) for participating. Some studies provide gift cards between $5 and $10 per session. The Center emphasizes that they don’t compensate for participation but rather give small gifts and gift cards as a token of appreciation for families who contribute their time to research. The Center also provides families with free parking and babysitting service in the case parents bring other siblings who are not involve in the studies.