Infant Cognition

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 the domain of social 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 social cognition,
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.

Assessment: 

For Grade, students will have to
-attend classes and lab practice,
-read the assigned papers for each class,
-present selected papers to the class, and
-write a detailed Methods section for a study running in the CDC labs (submission
deadline: tba).

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