At York Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab, we are interested to find out how babies develop socially and emotionally. You may wonder how it is possible to study what your baby understands and feels. We use different methods, depending on the study. All these methods are designed to be safe and engaging for babies of all ages.
Click on the links below to find out more about each one of them.
Measures of facial expressions and emotional arousal
Measures of brain responses
WHAT DOES A RESEARCH VISIT INVOLVE?
Our research usually involves a visit to York Development Social Neuroscience Lab at the University of York. The visit lasts about 1 hour. The study in itself is typically short, 10-15 minutes. The rest of the time is to allow babies to become familiar with the new environment and to explain you how we proceed.
Here is a snapshot of what is likely to happen on a research visit.
Personal details and the recorded data will be kept securely and treated with confidentiality.
Participation in research is entirely voluntary. Even if you give consent, you and your child will be able to stop participating at any time without giving a reason.