The Child NeuroSuite is a dedicated space, located on the third floor at the Department of Psychology, to conduct developmental social neuroscience research with babies and young children. The neurosuite is equipped with two high-density EEG systems (Brain Products, Germany), eye-tracking, physiological recording equipment for measurements of the autonomic nervous system, and video cameras to monitor children's behavior. 

 

Currently, we are examining the dynamics of brain processing of morality in infants.  We combine EEG measurements in babies and toddlers with behavioral tasks that assess various basic elements of morality including sensitivity to fairness, sharing, and social evaluations.

 

 

"Research on the development of morality is arguably one
of the most exciting academic domains with great
significance for education, public policy and mental health."


Dr. Jean Decety

Irving B. Harris Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Director of the Child NeuroSuite

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