Tools of the Trade

Growing up in developmental cascades: A trainee perspective

Growing up in developmental cascades: A trainee perspective

by Joshua L. Schneider and Kelsey L. West     The theoretical framework of developmental cascades has taken a firm foothold among infancy researchers. Indeed, it was the theme of this year’s ICIS meeting with not one, but two presidential addresses (Lisa...

Into the Wild: Why Study the Everyday Lives of Infants?

Into the Wild: Why Study the Everyday Lives of Infants?

by Audun Dahl   When I started graduate school, I knew little about the everyday life of infants. I had only the vaguest ideas about the daily joys and woes of a 12-month-old—even one who lived a block from our infant research lab in Berkeley, CA. The laboratory...

Making Science Communication More Open

Making Science Communication More Open

by Andrea Sander-Montant and Krista Byers-Heinlein     Illustration by Andrea Sander-Montant In Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelly in 1818, the doctor described his experiment like this: “I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a...