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infant-Language Emotion Attention Perception

The i-LEAP Laboratory focuses on infants' language, emotion, attention and perception during the first two years after birth.  We are interested in a variety of research questions having to do with factors influencing how, when, and where infants' attention is directed in situations involving communication partners, objects, or both.

We measure infants' attention and processing by recording natural behaviors such as infants':

looking times

heart rate activity  

eye tracking

joint attention 

We welcome all infants between the ages of 6 and 14 months to participate in our projects. 

We are located in the Department of Psychology (Williams Hall) on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Please call us at 231-3972 if you are interested, or email us at