Baby Research Center Nijmegen
How do infants learn to speak and understand language? How do infants communicate before language? How do infants engage in joint actions? How do babies make sense of what other people do, feel, and think?
In the Baby Research Center (BRC) we investigate infants' social, cognitive, and linguistic development in the first three years of life.
The BRC is located at Montessorilaan 3. In addition, we run studies in the ERP lab, at the Donders Institute in Nijmegen.
If you have a child between the ages of 4 and 36 months, and you would like to participate, please get in touch with us. You can also use the registration form. Use the menu on the left for more information on our research methods, the babylab team, and a typical visit to the BRC.
Queen Beatrix also visited the BRC. Click here to read about her visit.
Nijmegen researchers write a book on infant research for the general public
For the past ten years researchers at the Baby Research Center have been studying the development of babies and toddlers. The wealth of knowledge yielded by this research is now accessible to the general public in the book "Het Babybrein", which looks at how babies' brains develop. This book was written by Michiel van Elk and the director of the BRC, Sabine Hunnius, and was published by Bert Bakker (October 2010).