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What Babies Can Teach Us About Math

A visit with Kristy vanMarle, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

By Spencer Melgren
Published: - Topics: children research lab psychology mathematics

Measuring Looking Time

Topics: psychology mathematics

Dr. vanMarle’s work in the Developmental Cognition lab uses a technique of measuring babies’ “looking time” in order to gauge their visual attention. Researchers then examine changes in visual attention over multiple trials in order to analyze babies’ ability to discriminate between stimuli. Analyzing the data gathered from this process is the key to the lab’s insights into developmental cognition and beyond.