Baby Research Center Nijmegen

Welcome to the Baby & Child Research lab!

We have great news! The Baby Research Center has expanded to the Baby & Child Research Centre. We will have a new logo and website very soon. Until then, all important information will still be available on this website.

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? How does the environment influence a child’s health and mental development?

In the Baby & Child Research Centre we investigate infants' social, cognitive and linguistic development and health in the first six years of life. We also investigate which factors influence this development. Examples of such factors are the mother’s health during pregnancy and the caregiving the baby receives.

The Baby & Child Research Centre is located at two main locations in Nijmegen, the Radboud University on Montessorilaan 3 and since recently also at the Max Planck Institute Wundtlaan 1. In addition, we run studies at the Donders Institute and the Behavioural Science Institute in Nijmegen.

The original Baby Research Center was set up in 1999 by Professor Dr. Anne Cutler  after when she won the prestigious Spinoza Prize. The Baby Research Center was the first babylab in the Netherlands studying the language development of infants beween zero and 4 years of age. The Baby Research Center expanded to the Baby & Child Research Centre in 2017, and will study language development in infants and young children from zero to up to six years of age.

If you are pregnant or have a child under the age of 6 years 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.

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