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Open House for the Child Development Labs at UVa

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This weekend was the first Child Development Labs Open House, so I was there giving out free on-the-spot portraits for kids who signed up to participate in research. The labs are especially in need of families with newborns, as our researchers look at infants as young as 4 months of age. As technology changes and more people use cell phones, it has been increasingly hard to find families to participate in studies using traditional methods, such as looking through the Daily Progress birth announcements and using the phone book. However, on Saturday, 45 brand new families signed up to participate in studies and over 80 people came to get their free snapshot! Thanks to everyone for stopping by and making the event such a success.

If you had to leave before picking up your snapshot, email me at with your snail-mail address and I will mail it to you!

As I have stated previously, I am a also a researcher with CDL, studying the development of attention and the psychophysiology emotion in young infants. Other projects I am working on include an art-science collaboration with a post-doc from the labs, Vanessa LoBue, who is now at New York University. We are still in need of 4-to-6 year old participants for a stimulus set we are creating of children making emotional facial expressions. Let me know if you would like to participate!

Written by catthrasher

August 10, 2009 at 8:06 am

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