Teen Brain Film

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.

Screen time before bed puts infants at risk for anxiety, obesity and poor sleep

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.

The Psychologist: Room to roam in new ToddlerLab

May 2018

This article discusses the purpose of Birkbeck's most recent project: building the world's first ToddlerLab!

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Wired: Meet London's Babylab, where scientists experiment on babies brains'

25 March 2013

This article gives a brief description of what happens in the Babylab, including overarching goals and research findings.


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Revealed: The serious science behind a baby's laugh

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.

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BBC Future: The secret world of babies

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.

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Guardian Live: should you let your baby use a tablet?

18 June 2015

The TABLET project, led by Dr Tim Smith, looks at how the use of touchscreen devices may influence infants' development.

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Nature article: The Big Baby Experiment

4 November 2015

This article provides a nice description of a typical visit to the Babylab.

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The Telegraph article: How incy-wincy spider could show if your child is autistic

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).

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Dr Sarah Lloyd-Fox wins prestigious Wiley and British Academy Psychology Prize

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 for the full interview:

Click here to read more about her research: 

Symposium in honour of Annette Karmiloff-Smith

Understanding children’s cognitive development – past, present and future

27-28 March 2018

For recordings of select speakers click here.