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Bath Babylab

Our research explores how infants and young children see and interact with the world around them. We're interested in the factors that impact their development.

Our research

We actively research the factors that impact the cognitive development of infants and young children.


Get involved with our research


Children are like little scientists, testing out their ideas to find out how the world works.

We are passionate about discovering how their minds develop, so we can help all children fulfil their potential.

Our research needs participants. You can get involved by:

  • participating in our online studies
  • taking part in research studies at our family-friendly Bath Babylab

Are you pregnant or do you have children under 16? We frequently run research studies and public engagement activities that volunteers can take part in.

Why take part

By taking part in our studies, you will:

  • learn more about how your child's mind works
  • contribute to research that could improve the diagnosis of developmental conditions and improve young people's lives

If you're interested, please sign up to receive updates.

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A brightly coloured child's sensory activity toy with other toys in the background.

Bath Babylab facilities


Most of our studies take place in our dedicated Bath Babylab facility.

This area is designed to make sure children are comfortable and relaxed, and is equipped with some of the latest research technology.

Family-friendly reception area

  • Baby changing table
  • Toys for babies, toddlers, and young children

World-class eye-tracking facilities

  • High precision EyeLink 1000
  • Wearable Pupil Labs eye tracker
Bath Babylab facilities

Our lab

Bath Babylab is part of the Department of Psychology.


About us

Our research focuses on typical and atypical cognitive development in infants and children, including attention control and social processing. We also study factors that influence the developing mind, such as screen time and sleep.

The work we do has many potential real-world applications and benefits. These range from the early diagnosis of developmental conditions, through to developing interventions to improve outcomes for young people.


10 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

If you have any questions about our research, or would like to withdraw your data, please contact us.