What we do is simple!
We present visual stimuli, such as faces, while infants are seated on their parent’s lap.
Heart rate is recorded in our studies as a measure of attention.
We also measure EEG (“Electroencephalogram”) as a measure of brain activity.
We examine the changes in the infant’s heart rate and EEG when they are viewing a visual pattern. This helps us determine the areas of the brain that control attention.
We also collect MRI scans to study the structure, function, and connections in different areas of the brain. The MRI is done during natural sleep and you will be with your baby the whole time.
We will send your family a copy of the MRI so that you can take a look at your baby’s brain.
Our studies are designed for infants and none of the used methods are invasive or harmful in any way.