Cheries – Infant Cognition

The Infant Cognition Lab at UMass Amherst is directed by Erik Cheries. Research in the lab investigates the early foundations of conceptual thought. Our studies use basic behavioral methodologies (e.g., looking, reaching, and crawling preference) to examine infants’ early intuitions about objects and agents. On going research projects explore the relationship between early cognitive biases and our concepts of identity, number, and socio-moral behavior.