Developing Minds Lab

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We study object, number, and social cognition in infants, children, and adults.

Lab News

  • Dr. Tashauna Blankenship and Jessica Beal have both had their abstracts accepted for poster presentations at this year’s International Conference on Infant Studies in Philadelphia! Congratulations, Jess and Tashauna!
  • Dr. Tashauna Blankenship’s abstract for her work on multiple object tracking in children was just accepted! She will be presenting a poster on her findings at the Vision Sciences Society in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Congratulations, Tashauna!
  • Shiba Esfand has been awarded funding from Boston University UROP for her spring research project in the Developing Minds Lab! Congratulations, Shiba!
  • Olivia Soledad and Katie Harper have been awarded funding from Boston University UROP for their fall research projects in the Developing Minds Lab! Congratulations, Olivia and Katie!
  • Alexis Smith and Jess Beal presented some of their findings at the Cognitive Development Society in Portland, Oregon! Congratulations Jess and Alexis!
  • Alexis Smith has been invited to be on the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Team at the Boston Child Study Center as a clinical assistant! Congrats, Alexis!
  • Jenny Reavis was recently inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Congrats, Jenny!
  • Rinatte Gruen was one of twelve BU seniors to be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in Fall 2016. Congrats, Rinatte!
  • Lab alum Danyele Homer is a co-author on a recent paper accepted for publication in the journal Behavior Modification. She also recently presented her research at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference. Congratulations, Danyele!
  • Rinatte Gruen and Alexis Smith have again been awarded funding from Boston University UROP for their spring research projects in the Developing Minds Lab! Congratulations, Rinatte and Alexis!!
  • Rinatte Gruen and Alexis Smith have been awarded funding from Boston University UROP for their fall research projects in the Developing Minds Lab! Congratulations, Rinatte and Alexis!
  • Lab manager Michaela Buckley has been accepted into the PhD program in School Psychology at Fordham University. She will start the program in Fall 2016. Congratulations, Michaela!
  • Graduating senior Rachel Gordon has accepted a Laboratory Manager position with the BC Infant and Child Cognition Lab. Congratulations, Rachel!
  • Alexis Smith has been accepted as a summer Research Assistant with the UCLA Baby Lab. Congratulations, Alexis!
  • Madison Newell will work as a Research Assistant with the Neurocognition, Early Experience, Development (NEED) lab at Columbia University this summer. Congratulations, Madison!
  • Keara Russell and Su Bin Jin have been awarded funding from Boston University UROP for their summer research projects in the Developing Minds Lab! Congratulations, Keara and Su Bin!

Recent Publications

  • Visual memories bypass normalization Psychological Science
  • Rules infants look by: Testing the assumption of transitivity in visual salience Infancy
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Contact Us

  • Email us devmind@bu.edu
  • Give us a call (617) 358-1830
  • Visit us Room 109, 64 Cummington Mall Boston, MA 02215

Information for Students

Want to volunteer? We are currently seeking outstanding undergraduate research assistants.

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