James Madison University

Greetings from the JMU Cognitive Development Lab in the Department of Psych0logy!


The James Madison University Cognitive Development, directed by Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen, conducts research on cognitive development in infants and children. Specifically we are interested in studying the development of attention and learning during the first years of life. We are currently studying infants' ability to recognize faces of different animals, children's ability to direct their attention using symbols such as arrows, and changes in children's ability to plan. Our tasks include infants looking at pictures of faces on a computer screen and children playing computer games.

We currently have studies for:
· Infants younger than 12 months of age
· Children between 3 and 7 years of age

If you are interested in any of our current studies, or studies that we may have in the future, please contact us!

If you have a child who is not the right age for our current studies but you are interested in participating, please contact us and we will contact you when your child is the right age.


Read about our Lab NEWS!



Spring 2011 Newsletter
For more information, contact:
Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen
Department of Psychology
MSC 7704
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Call us: 540-568-5437
Email us: littlescientists@jmu.edu