Thank you for joining us to hear from researchers who have been using online testing and to hear their stories and answer your questions about different kinds of online behavioral testing.

An informational handout is available with resources and links.  Please click below to access the file.  The transcript of the webinar is also available with the full webinar video to be provided next week.

Moderator:

Lisa Oakes

Lisa Oakes

University of California Davis

Lisa M. Oakes a Professor of Psychology and Faculty Researcher at the University of California at Davis. She has studied aspects of visual cognition in infancy, including categorization, visual short-term memory, and visual perception. Oakes has published over 80 books, chapters, and journal articles, and her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association. She has been the program chair for the biennial meetings of the Cognitive Development Society and the International Congress of Infant studies, and served as the president of the International Congress of Infant Studies from 2018 to 2020.

Panelists:

Caspar Addyman

Caspar Addyman

Goldsmiths, University of London

Caspar Addyman is a lecturer in psychology and director of the InfantLab at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has investigated how babies acquire language, concepts and even a sense of time. His Baby Laughter project has surveyed families all over the world to find out just what causes all those little giggles and he is interested in how laughter helps babies bond and learn. Caspar worked with Grammy winner Imogen Heap to create a song scientifically designed to make babies happy. His popular science book, The Laughing Baby, was published by Unbound in April 2020.
Moira Dillon

Moira Dillon

New York University, Lookit

Moira R. Dillon, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University and directs the Lab for the Developing Mind. Her work uses cognitive, developmental, and computational approaches to gain insight into the origin of abstract thought. A central thrust of her work concerns the development of human geometry, from the basic spatial sensitivities of infants, to the untutored use of spatial symbols and language by children, to the high-level spatial concepts of adults. Her work also explores how basic mechanisms of perception and cognition about objects, agents, and places might shape the products of human culture.
Marjorie Rhodes

Marjorie Rhodes

New York University, PANDA Lab

Dr. Marjorie Rhodes is an Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University. Her research focuses on conceptual development and the development of social cognition, and is supported by the NSF, NICHD, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation. Rhodes developed an online lab for unmoderated remote research, https://discoveriesinaction.org/, through which over 1,000 families have participated in research from their homes over the last year.
Mark Sheskin

Mark Sheskin

Assistant Professor at Minerva Schools at KGI Research Affiliate at Yale University

 

Mark Sheskin is an Assistant Professor at Minerva Schools at KGI. With Frank Keil at Yale University, he developed TheChildLab.com, an online research platform that has been used to run thousands of video chat study sessions. Most recently, he is collaborating with researchers at many universities to launch an open website that will match families and researchers from around the world for online research opportunities.