Welcome to the Surrey Baby Lab

The Surrey Baby Lab was set up in 2000 to investigate how babies and toddlers see colour. Colour is an important part of an infant’s or child’s world and we aim to understand the way in which their colour perception develops. Studies at the Surrey Baby Lab have looked at a variety of issues, for example: whether infants can categorise colour; whether male and female infants see colour differently; what colours infants prefer; how children learn colour words; the role of colour in object recognition. It is hoped that the research will increase understanding of how infants and toddlers develop and interact with their world.

Over the years hundreds of babies and toddlers have helped us investigate these issues. We use a variety of techniques. For example, in some infant studies we use simple looking techniques where colours are shown in pairs and we note babies’ pattern of looking. For toddlers we have a series of fun computerised games that allow us to assess how toddlers perceive and interact with colour. A special eye-tracking camera also allows us to record babies’ and toddlers’ eye-movements and see where they scan and fixate when we show them coloured scenes. We also have equipment that allows us to measure babies' and children’s brain activity in response to colour. All of our studies are designed with babies and toddlers in mind, and are fun, engaging and safe.

This web site gives you further information about us, the research that we do and how you and your child can take part. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us:

Email : babylab@surrey.ac.uk

Telephone : 01483 682915

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"It was very interesting taking part and to see my baby's own reaction..... he focused much more than I expected him to."

"The survey was fun and interesting for Josef. He seemed to have really enjoyed the experience. I look forward to having the feedback of the survey since I find the subject interesting."
"I have heard so many people talk about babies' development. My daughter is always very alert and interested in anything bright and colourful, and I think it's important to assess what is happening with babies' development."

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