How do the brain responses of monolingual and bilingual kids differ when learning unfamiliar words? In this in-person study, we are exploring how toddlers between the ages of 24-32 months acquire new vocabulary using non-invasive fNIRS technology.
Currently, we are running pilots for this study and are looking for:
- Toddlers between the ages of 24-32 months
- Monolinguals OR non-Spanish Bilinguals
During this study, your child will watch videos and play games while wearing a flexible cap that records their brain activity. Your child’s eye movements will also be tracked using an eye-tracking device. For more information about fNIRS and the eye-tracking technology, check out the “Our Methods” section under the “Research” tab on this website. Parents will be asked to fill out a questionnaire, but will not be separated from their children at any point. This session will take up to 1.5 hours and families can receive up to $30 in compensation as well as a Fantastic Young Scientist certificate and a small gift such as a plush toy or toddler sized t-shirt.
If you are interested in participating in our study, please fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/ChiLDSLabsignup