Participate online!

Participate now in Baby Euclid from your home computer!

Eligibility Criteria For infants near their 7-month "birthday": 6.5-7.5 months old

Duration 10 minutes

What Happens? Your infant will watch a series of very short videos of two dynamic streams of triangles, one on each side of the screen. On one side, the triangles will be changing in shape and size, and on the other side, they will be changing in size alone. The videos will be sent securely back to our lab, and we will measure how long your infant looks at each of the two streams of triangles to see what kind of changes he or she finds more noticeable and interesting.

What Are We Studying? Although your infant may not have mastered Euclid’s Elements just yet, he or she is already paying attention to the basic shape properties that differentiate among visual forms! We're interested in whether those basic shape sensitivities include the properties essential to Euclidean geometry. If, through studies like this one, we are able to identify what kinds of basic shape properties infants detect robustly, then we might be able to design games that make the analysis of shapes more intuitive for preschool-aged children.


Participate at the Lab for the Developing Mind!

Our lab is currently running studies for infants through adults!  If you'd like to participate or learn more about ongoing studies in the lab, please contact us using the form below.  Families interested in learning more about other developmental studies being offered at New York University can sign up through Baby & Child @ NYU.


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Lab for the Developing Mind
6 Washington Place, Suite 275
New York, NY 10003

Email
labdevelopingmind@nyu.edu

Phone
212.998.7917

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about our research. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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