Project 1: Illinois Kids Development Study

A research partnership: Carle Foundation Hospital Research
and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Project 1: 7-8 months of age

Infants return to our research lab and their memory for faces is again assessed. They sit on their caregiver’s lap and watch pairs of black and white photos of faces in a computer screen (A).  A hidden camera (B) records the infant’s face during this task.

7 - 8 month old memory test

Infants watch several blocks of trials. In each block, the infant is first familiarized to two identical photos (A), and then the familiar photo is paired with a novel one (B).  The time they look at each photo is measured.

We want to see whether performance in this task (attention to and memory for the faces) is affected by prenatal exposure to BPA and phthalates.

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