19th March 2019
Dr Georgina Donati and Dr Annie Brookman-Byrne have created a great short film about the adolescent brain. They are currently collecting tips and strategies from teachers that draw on this science so that these can be shared. You can see the film and give feedback through the Centre for Educational Neuroscience website. You can also follow them on twitter @teenbrainfilm.
29 January 2019
New research from Birkbeck, the University of Lincoln, Imperial College London, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Switzerland shows an association between various health risks and screen time before bed. Read more about it here.
This article discusses the purpose of Birkbeck's most recent project: building the world's first ToddlerLab!
Read more about it here: https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-31/may-2018/room-roam-new-tod…
25 March 2013
This article gives a brief description of what happens in the Babylab, including overarching goals and research findings.
Read more about it here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/this-little-piggy-went-to-the-lab
24 October 2012
The Independent discusses the Baby Laughter project, which investigates what makes babies laugh and smile, giving us an insight into their understanding of the world.
Read more about it here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/revealed-the-serious-science…
28 March 2018
A visit to the babylab from a parent's perspective; this article covers methodologies used in the Babylab, including functional near infrared spectroscopy (sNIRS) and eye-tracking.
Read more about it here: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180327-the-secret-world-of-babies
18 June 2015
The TABLET project, led by Dr Tim Smith, looks at how the use of touchscreen devices may influence infants' development.
Read more abut it here: https://www.theguardian.com/membership/2015/jun/18/guardian-live-should…
Here's a link to the project's website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/tablet_project/main
4 November 2015
This article provides a nice description of a typical visit to the Babylab.
Read more about it here: https://www.nature.com/news/the-big-baby-experiment-1.18701
18 August 2018
The Telegraph wrote an interesting article on Autism, featuring the Babylab's Dr Sarah Lloyd-Fox; she comments on applications of the British Autism Study of Infant Siblings (BASIS).
Read more about it here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/08/18/incy-wincy-spider-could-…
17th September 2018
The Babylab’s Dr Sarah Lloyd-Fox has won the prestigious Wiley and British Academy 2018 prize in Psychology for her impressive body of research studying infants across the globe. The prize is awarded every two years for promising early career work by a UK based psychologist. Congratulations Sarah!
Click here to read more about her research: http://www.cbcd.bbk.ac.uk/people/scientificstaff/sarah-lloyd-fox
Understanding children’s cognitive development – past, present and future
27-28 March 2018
For recordings of select speakers click here.