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Study Findings & Resources

OWLET – Online Webcam Linked Eye Tracker​ for Infants

Denise Werchan recently developed a new open-source methodology for automatically analyzing infant eye-tracking data collected on laptops or smartphones. This tool combines algorithms from computer vision, machine learning, and ecological psychology to robustly estimate infant's point-of-gaze from pre-recorded webcam and smartphone videos. See the infographic below for a detailed explanation on how this technology works:  It was found that OWLET…
ISLAND Lab
January 11, 2023
Lab Announcements

ISLAND Lab’s Third Annual Newsletter

We at ISLAND, are very excited to release our third annual newsletter! In this edition, we highlight our team, graduating seniors, new publications, and conferences from this past year. A huge thank you to our families who have participated with us over the years, we are very grateful to our families and baby scientists who have helped make our research…
ISLAND Lab
November 30, 2022
Lab Announcements

New Publication Released: Paid Maternal Leave is Associated with Infant Brain Function at 3-Months of Age

  We are excited to announce that our paper, "Paid Maternal Leave is Associated with Infant Brain Function at 3-months of Age" has been published in Child Development! You can read more about this paper and its findings through New York University's Newsletter and Neuroscience News. This article was also highlighted by the American Psychological Association (APA) regarding the urgency for paid…
ISLAND Lab
April 21, 2022
Study Findings & Resources

Social Support and Maternal Stress

Thank you to all of our families who have participated in the SHELL study and continue to help up learn more about child development! We want to share some preliminary findings of how social support impacts maternal stress in the context of our longitudinal study.   Do you know someone who is a new mom or caregiver? Here are some…
ISLAND Lab
April 7, 2022