We investigate the development of children from the age of 4 months onwards. In our team, developmental psychologists and linguists study children's cognitive abilities and language acquisition. Our lab is situated on the Campus Golm of the University of Potsdam (for a detailed description of how to find us, please click here).
If you are interested in participating in one of our studies, please have a look at the parent information section where you can register for a study online. There you will also find information about our current studies, our research methods as well as frequently asked questions (FAQs).
This year the Potsdam Day of the Sciences has turned into a whole week, currently taking place online. You can visit the BabyLAB there and get to know how we study thinking and understanding in children, you can take a virtual lab tour and get information on how to sign up.
Moreover, there is a video by our colleague Elina Rubertus with information about developmental language disorder.
This year, the Children's University takes place entirely online starting from 25th of September. One stop at the virtual campus tour one stop was the BabyLAB. You can get an impression what it looks like in this video (in German, from 6'50''). Prof. Barbara Höhle shows Lilly the EEG lab and a study on an eye tracker.
Other interesting videos with lectures, sports and games as well as with a quiz can be found at the Children's University website.
Members of the BabyLAB team have participated again at the AOK-Firmenlauf Potsdam and ran 5k. Due to the Corona situation the run was done individually and without spectators but it strengthened the team spirit and we achieved a respectable result.
Since we are currently unable to run studies in the BabyLAB, we set up our very first online study on 14th of May 2020 in which your child can participate conveniently from home at a time that suits you best. The study is called "Noisy animals – animal noises“ and takes only 5 minutes. We are looking for many children between 2 and 4 years of age who would like to assign animal noises to the matching animal pictures. The task is delivered on a computer via your internet browser. More information can be found on the study website (only in German - sorry!).
There you will find also the link to start the task. Participation is anonymous, no personal information is collected.
We would be delighted if as many children as possible would try it out and hope you all have fun!
On Monday, June 24th 2019, Dr. Natalie Boll-Avetisyan was appointed Junior Professor for Developmental Psycholinguistics. The image shows her receiving the appointment certificate from the Minister of Science, Research and Cultural Affairs, Dr. Martina Münch. We congratulate and look forward to our continuing collaboration!