Talking Faces!

Talking Faces!

Language Learning and Multisensory Brain (LLAMB) Lab (Haskins Laboratories, Yale University)

Who Can Participate

For babies ages 6 months to 12 months!

What Happens

Your baby will see a face on a screen reciting a short story. We’re interested in seeing how much time your baby looks at the screen while this person is speaking. There’s nothing you have to do other than let these videos play while we record your baby's looking. Please note: For this study, you will need a high chair or stroller for your baby to sit in!

What We're Studying

This study investigates the effect of babies’ speech processing on their perception of facial features. For example, when babies are learning to talk, they generally look more at the mouth than at the eyes, which may make it harder for them to learn about eyes. We have investigated this question before, but in a controlled lab setting. Now, we are using Lookit to see if find similar results with families that participate online. We will do that by measuring how much time your baby looks at each of the faces on the screen.


10 minutes


After you finish the study, we will email you a $5 Amazon gift card within approximately three business days. To be eligible for the gift card your baby must be in the age range for this study, you need to submit a valid consent statement, and we need to see that there is a baby with you. But we will send a gift card even if you do not finish the whole study or we are not able to use your baby’s data. There are no other direct benefits to you or your baby for participating, but we hope you will enjoy the experience. If you have more than one baby in the appropriate age range and you participate with each one, you’ll receive one gift card per baby.

This study is conducted by David Lewkowicz (contact:

Would you like to participate in this study?