the online child lab
A project of the MIT Early Childhood Cognition LabParticipate in a Study
Bringing science home
Here at MIT's Early Childhood Cognition Lab, we're trying a new approach in developmental psychology: bringing the experiments to you.
Help us understand how your child thinks
Our online studies are quick and fun, and let you as a parent contribute to our collective understanding of the fascinating phenomenon of children's learning. In some experiments you'll step into the role of a researcher, asking your child questions or controlling the experiment based on what he or she does.
Participate whenever and wherever
Log in or create an account at the top right to get started! You can participate in studies from home by doing an online activity with your child that is videotaped via your webcam.