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Infant Cognition
Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status
Course Description

This course introduces students to the ongoing research at the Cognitive Development
Center. It provides an overview of contemporary theories and research techniques of
cognitive development of human infants below 2 years of age, focusing on different domains
of cognition. The course also involves laboratory practice to familiarize students with
research techniques including behavioral, eye-tracking and neuroimaging methods.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should
- be familiar with recent findings in the research of infant cognition, and understand the
difficulties of research with human infants,
- have a basic grasp of the methods used with infants, and
- be able to choose appropriate methods for research questions.


Students will have to
• attend classes and lab practice,
• read the assigned papers for each class,
• present selected papers to the class, and
• write detailed Methods sections for two studies running in the CDC labs 

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