Help Language Research and Have Fun at U of M’s Baby Language Lab!

I got an email from U of M’s Baby Language Lab asking for help in publicizing their research work, and am happy to do so — read on for info on a cool opportunity to help researchers understand how babies learn language!

Looking for a fun outing with your little one to help out science? The Baby Language Lab is always looking for volunteer baby participants 0-24 months old. Most studies involve one or two visits to the lab of less than half an hour. You baby hears sounds and we measure their interest in what they are hearing. You will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire. We might also ask to do a developmental assessment that takes about 1 hour.

Right now we are especially in need of infants 5-14 months born preterm (less than 37 weeks in the womb), but we have studies for full term infants as well. For more information or to sign up to participate, check out our website or call 204-474-8798.

Melanie Soderstrom
Associate Head (Graduate)
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Manitoba

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