Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development
School of Psychology, Birkbeck College
32 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL
Phone: +44 (0)20 7079 0765
Fax: +44 (0)20 7631 6587
My main research topic is infant-object interaction. I am currently investigating the relationship between the function of an object and its affordance for action in infancy (both behaviorally as well as with the Tobii eye-tracking system). Other scientific interests are the interactionist approach to ontogenetic and phylogenetic development, theory of mind/false belief, (social) imitation, (probabilistic) epigenetic processes, comparative psychology/primatology, and basically all interdisciplinary approaches in the social sciences.
MSc in Developmental Psychology, Psychology Department, University of Amsterdam.
MSc in Cognitive Science, Cognitive Science Centre Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam.
Ballieux, H. & Mareschal, D. (Mar 2008). The role of functional affordances in infant object perception. ICIS, Vancouver, Canada.