Discover how babies and children perceive & learn

Recent News, Publications, & Media Coverage:

TEDx talk delivered by Dr. Lewkowicz in May, 2013 on how babies acquire knowledge

Durand, K., Baudouin, J-Y, Lewkowicz, D. J., Goubet, N., & Schaal. B. (2013). “Eye-catching odors: Olfaction elicits sustained gazing to faces and eyes in 4 month-old infants”. PLoS One. 8(8): e70677. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Flom, R. (2013). The audio-visual temporal binding window narrows in early childhood. Child Development. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2013). Development of ordinal sequence perception in infancy. Developmental Science. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Hansen-Tift, A. M. (2012). Infants deploy selective attention to the mouth of a talking face when learning speech. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(5), 1431-1436. PDF

Bremner, A. J., Lewkowicz, D. J., Spence, C. (Eds.). Multisensory Development. Oxford University Press. 2012.

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2011). The biological implausibility of the nature-nurture dichotomy and what it means for the study of infancy. Infancy, 16(4), 331-367. PDF

Early childhood is a special time in human development. It is a time when we acquire various critical perceptual and thinking skills and much of the basic knowledge that makes it possible for us to understand the world around us. The primary way in which we acquire knowledge is through our perceptual experiences and the research in our laboratory, directed by Dr. David J. Lewkowicz and funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, aims to determine how infants perceive, learn, and understand the world around them. Some of the questions that we are currently investigating in our lab are (a) the development of audiovisual perception and the integration of auditory and visual information, (b) the effects of early perceptual experience on the acquisition of knowledge, and (c) the development of time and sequence perception and its possible contribution to multisensory integration as well as to event, speech and language perception. Our research utilizes cutting-edge behavioral observation methods that enable us to determine what babies perceive and know at various stages of their development. To participate in our studies, all you need to do is contact us. Our lab is located in the Behavioral Sciences building of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information about our research, please have a look at the other pages of this web site. We hope to see you and your baby at our lab where you are sure to have a fun and informative experience.

  • Your visit only takes a half hour.
  • Free on-campus parking is available.
  • Participation is fun for your child and you.
  • You are with your child at all times and get to experience the excitement of scientific discovery.




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