Current Studies

Why not join us in the lab as a participant in one or more of our studies? Studies vary from one session to five sessions, and all involve fun activities that help us learn more about how children remember things! Please contact us if you are interested in participating in our research, or have any questions about our research.


Children’s use of a timeline in making temporal judgement for past events

Kathy Zhang

Children who participate in this study will participate in activities and events which is then followed by an interview by a trained research assistant for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Questions will be asked to be responded both verbally and using a timeline. The purpose of this study is to examine whether timelines, which are often used as a pictorial representation of time, could help children recall and identify the timing of past events.

Gait Study

Jenna Lazarou

Children will be invited to participate in one 10-20 minute activity session. During the session, children will be using a computer, where videos will be shown of a man walking and a woman walking. The adults are dressed the same and are approximately the same height and weight, with facial features covered. Children will watch a video and be asked to differentiate between the two individuals based solely on their gait pattern. At the end of the session, each child will have learned more about memory and the importance of gait identification, while also working in a one-on-one setting with a researcher. Overall, the goal of the study is to examine children’s memory in relation to people’s body disposition, which ultimately can be helpful for societal purposes.