USC Infant Development Laboratory

The Infant Development Laboratory is a research facility focused on the development of attention and memory in young infants.  We are part of the Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Brain, at the University of South Carolina.

Research Methods

At the Infant Development Laboratory, researchers study infants while they are presented with video, pictures or movies.  They record heart rate and brain activity to see how the infant brain functions when the infant is attending to interesting visual presentations.  These data are used to study the development of attention in young infants.


Research at the USC Infant Development Laboratory is made possible by the families and infants that participate in our studies. We are grateful for your help! If you’re interested in participating, contact us with the following form or send us an email at