Srinivasan Lab


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The Language and Cognitive Development Lab focuses on how children learn different aspects of language, what this might tell us about the nature of cognitive and social development, and how these different aspects of development interact.

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Primary Investigator: Mahesh Srinivasan, Ph.D.

Mahesh Srinivasan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and a member of the Cognitive Science Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. Before that, he received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Harvard University in 2011, and received a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University in 2005. Using empirical methods from developmental psychology and psycholinguistics, his lab’s research explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise and interact with one another during human development and across different cultures.

For Inquiries: Catherine Berner, Lab Manager (

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Ages Testing: 3 – 9 year-olds and adults