Who We Are
Welcome to UC Berkeley’s Developmental Labs! We belong to a consortium of labs that study children’s learning, cognition, and language, as well as motor, perceptual, and social-emotional development.
Berkeley Early Learning Lab
Principal Investigator: Fei Xu
Language and Cognitive Development Lab
Principal Investigator: Mahesh Srinivasan
Cognitive Development and Learning Lab
Principal Investigator: Alison Gopnik
Principal Investigator: Celeste Kidd
Computation and Language Lab
Principal Investigator: Steven Piantadosi
Building Blocks of Cognition Lab
Principal Investigator: Silvia Bunge
Our studies typically range from 5 – 30 minutes, but some studies can take up to an hour or two. You will be notified how long your appointment will be when we contact you to schedule an appointment. Our studies take place in Berkeley Way West, at museums and public areas, and in local schools. We design our games to keep children engaged and interested, and we stop if they no longer want to play. Your participation is confidential and anonymous. There are no risks or benefits.
Once you reach out expressing interest in participating in one of our studies, we will email you to follow up and schedule a time that works for you to visit our labs at Berkeley Way West.
We couldn’t do it without families like you who volunteer to participate in our studies. If you’re interested in participating, please click on “Get Involved.” We appreciate your interest and participation!
Please don’t hesitate to email or call us with any questions you may have!