September 18, 2019
Data collection is complete for the Lookit studies "Baby Euclid," "Mind and Manners", "Flurps and Zazzes," and "Words and Objects" (but stay tuned for follow-ups!). We're still looking families with babies to participate in "Look and Listen," "Your Baby the Physicist," and "Baby Laughter Games."
March 27, 2019
It's not just an MIT lab! The first studies run by outside researchers (not at MIT or directly collaborating) are live on Lookit: "Words and Objects" (from Bria Long and Mike Frank, Stanford) and "Baby Laughter Games" (from Caspar Addyman, Goldsmiths London).
November 1, 2018
Software engineer Rico Rodriguez has joined the Lookit team! He'll be focusing on adding functionality we need to scale up the platform.
October 23, 2017
Kim has defended her thesis and returned to work on Lookit as a research scientist!
March 30, 2017
Our two papers describing online replications of classic developmental studies on a prototype of the Lookit system are now available in the first issue of Open Mind
, a new open-access journal from MIT Press! Thank you so much to all of our early participants who made this work possible.
September 16, 2016
We're back up and running! If you had an account on the old site, you should have received an email letting you know how to access your new account. We're getting started by piloting a study about babies' intuitive understanding of physics!
August 4, 2016
Lookit is taking a break while our partners at the Center for Open Science work on re-engineering the site so it's easier for both parents and researchers to use. We're looking forward to re-opening the login system and starting up some new studies early this fall! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
October 1, 2015
We've finished collecting data for replications of three classic studies, looking at infants' and children's understanding of probability, language, and reliability. The results will be featured here as soon as they're published!
February 5, 2014
Beta testing of Lookit within the MIT community begins! Many thanks to our first volunteers.