Principal Investigator


Dr. Linda SmithLinda B. Smith, PhD. Chancellor's Professor

smith4@indiana.edu

CV, faculty webpage






Research Interests: Perceptual and cognitive development in early childhood; classification and categorization; interactions between perception and language.



Researchers

Smith Lab researchers Smith Lab researchers

Eric Seemiller

Dr. Linda Smith

Brittany Alberts



Linger Xu

Erin Anderson

Hadar Karmazyn



Jeremy Borjon

Elizabeth Clerkin

Char Wozniak


































Char with Evie and Wil Char Wozniak, Lab Manager/Research Coordinator

chwoznia@indiana.edu


Research Interests: Children are born curious, like scientists, actively exploring their world. They spontaneously experiment - they smell, taste, bite, coo, cry, giggle, blow, hum and touch - they shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub and try to pull things apart. I am intensely interested in observing children and exploring the many ways they learn about their world.










Swapnaa Jayaraman Swapnaa Jayaraman, Assistant Scientist

swapnaa@indiana.edu

CV, webpage


Research Interests: Development is all about change: macro changes like motor milestones and micro changes like neural organization, connectivity and growth. When and how do these changes occur? What are the mechanisms behind these changes? What factors affect these changes? These are questions that developmental scientists are trying to answer in small and large ways. I am particularly interested in how infants perceive, process, and understand faces, and how age, experience, and the environment affect these processes. I take both neurological as well as behavioral approaches to answering these questions.



Andres Mendez Andres Mendez, Assistant Scientist

amendez86@gmail.com

CV


Research Interests: My current research studies how infants' first person views are coupled to behavior. This coupling defines the many of the challenges growing infants face. I am also interested in how these 'low-level' processes are connected to developmental outcomes such as attention and language development.





Jeremy Borjon Jeremy Borjon, Postdoctoral Fellow

jborjon@iu.edu

CV


Research Interests: My developing research program is aimed at understanding how the autonomic nervous system shapes and guides behavior during development. Using a combination of wireless physiology sensors, motion capture, and head-mounted eye tracking, we will be able to computationally reconstruct and dissect the naturally occurring behavior of human children and their parents.






Linger Xu Linger Xu, Postdoctoral Fellow

txu@iu.edu

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CV


Research Interests: My research focuses on studying the development of interpersonal coordination at sensory-motor level. We conduct infant-parent interaction experiments, use state-of-art multimodal wearable sensors and develop novel time-series analysis methods and computational models. I also use social robotic agents to investigate the effects of different real-time coordinated behaviors in human-robot interaction studies.





Erin Anderson Erin Anderson, Postdoctoral Fellow

ema1@iu.edu

CV

Research Interests: My research investigates infants' early visual experience with inter-object relations. Using head-mounted cameras to capture the infant's point of view in naturalistic settings, we can understand what the distribution of spatial relations is in the environment and what roles age, context, and parents play in shaping these.







Elizabeth Clerkin Elizabeth Clerkin, Graduate Student

emclerki@iu.edu

CV




Research Interests: I am interested in how young children learn object names, particularly how the visual statistics of children's everyday environments help them create mappings between visual objects and the words that refer to them. I am also interested in how skills such as visual processing, attention, and memory aid and impact word learning.






Hadar Karmazyn Hadar Karmazyn, Graduate Student

hkarmazy@iu.edu

CV




Research Interests: I am interested in understanding how children's visual processing relates to language development.




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Collaborators

Chen Yu, University of Texas, Austin

Kelly Mix, University of Maryland

Larissa Samuelson, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

David Crandall, Indiana University, Bloomington

Jim Rehg, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Jason Gold, Indiana University, Bloomington

Rowan Candy, Indiana University, Bloomington

Alfredo Pereira, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Lei Yuan, University of Colorado, Boulder



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Former Students

Drew Abney, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Cincinnati

Viridiana Benitez, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Arizona State University

Lisa Byrge, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of North Florida

Lisa Cantrell, Assistant Professor, Child Development Department, California State University, Sacramento

Paulo Carvalho, Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University

Eliana Colunga, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder

Leonidas Doumas, Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

Caitlin Fausey, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon

John Franchak, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside

Lisa Gershkoff-Stowe, Associate Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University

Rima Hanania, Researcher, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University

Shohei Hidaka, Assistant Professor, School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Thomas Hills, Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Steve Hockema, Senior Scientist and Partner, Aji, LLC

Hye-Won Hong, Professor, Psychology Department, California State University

Donald Katz, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology and Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University

Alan Kersten, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University

Megumi Kuwabara, Assistant Professor, Child Development, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Jennifer Lanter, Dean of General Studies, Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, Wisconsin

Josita Maouene, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Grand Valley State University

Teresa Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jessica Montag, Assistant Research Psychologist, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alfredo Pereira, Adjunct Assistant Researcher, School of Psychology, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Richard Prather, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland

Brigette Ryalls, Associate Professor, Psycholgy Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Larissa Samuelson, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Catherine Sandhofer, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Maria Sera, Professor, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota

Nitya Sethuraman, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

Adam Sheya, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Connecticut

Lauren Slone, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Hope College, Holland, Michigan

Ji Son, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles

Sandra Street, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

Umay Suanda, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Connecticut

Catalina Suarez-Rivera, Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology, New York University

Catarina Vales, Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Amanda Walley, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hanako Yoshida, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Houston

Lei Yuan, Assistant Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder

Dan Yurovsky, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago



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