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.

Participating Labs:

Berkeley Early Learning Lab
Principal Investigator: Fei Xu
Website: http://babylab.berkeley.edu

Language and Cognitive Development Lab
Principal Investigator: Mahesh Srinivasan
Website: http://lcdlab.berkeley.edu

Cognitive Development and Learning Lab
Principal Investigator: Alison Gopnik
Website: http://gopniklab.berkeley.edu

Kidd Lab
Principal Investigator: Celeste Kidd
Website: https://kiddlab.com

Computation and Language Lab
Principal Investigator: Steven Piantadosi
Website: http://colala.berkeley.edu/

Building Blocks of Cognition Lab
Principal Investigator: Silvia Bunge
Website: https://bungelab.berkeley.edu/

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.

Get Involved

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!

Contact Us

Please don’t hesitate to email or call us with any questions you may have!

Email: childstudies@berkeley.edu