Welcome to the infancy development lab at the University of Lübeck, Germany!
We are interested in how babies and young children perceive and learn about the world around them. In particular, we are interested in social and emotional development:
How do babies perceive faces? Do babies know if someone is happy or sad? What role do the different sensory modalities, such as seeing, hearing, and smelling play? These are some of the questions we are investigating in our current projects.
Depending on the project, we use a number of different methodologies, including behavioral tests, video recordings, and questionnaires. Since we are especially interested in what is happening in the babies’ brains, we often use electroencephalography (EEG). EEG is a well-established and non-invasive method that is very popular in developmental research all around the world. If you want to learn more about the methods we are using, you can find further information here.