For Parents

Welcome to the Infant Communication Development Lab! 



We are located in E5 Seashore Hall. In the InCoDe Lab, we are interested in how infants communicate with parents before they have language. During the first year of life, infants develop increasingly complex communicative behaviors including vocalizations, gestures and eye gaze alternation in social interactions. Infants begin to communicate with these prelinguistic behaviors to share interest in toys, to comment on interesting events, to request toys that are out of reach, etc… For example, where infants look when they are vocalizing can tell parents what they are interested in or what they want their parents to do (get a toy, help manipulate a toy). Also, infants point to direct and share attention with adults or infants show or give toys to parents to get help with the toys. Our studies focus on the development of these prelinguistic communicative behaviors.



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 Study participation room

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InCoDe Lab
E5 Seashore Hall

Mailing Address:
c/o Dr. Julie Gros-Louis
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
W311 Seashore Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: (319) 384-1800
Fax: (319) 335-0191