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Welcome to the Cognitive Development Lab at Carnegie Mellon University!

Our research group is interested in understanding various aspects of cognitive development, including: how children generalize knowledge they have to new situations, how children acquire language, what role language plays in knowledge generalization, how children maintain focused attention, and what role focused attention plays in acquisition of new knowledge.

We study cognitive development by presenting children (and occasionally adults) with thinking games. These games are designed in such a way that people’s responses help us understand how young children think and how their thinking changes with development.

Please take a look around our website, and contact us if you have any questions. 

We would love to have your participation help us study cognitive development


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Phone: (412) 268-8190


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