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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…
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…
April 7, 2022
Lab Announcements

ISLAND Lab’s Second Annual Newsletter

We are very excited to present our second annual newsletter. In this edition, we give updates on our current projects, introduce you to our new lab manager, discuss helping kids ease back into in person schooling, highlight our lab alumni and what they are up to now and much more! Thank you so much for participating with us over the years, this newsletter…
September 8, 2021
Child Development

What’s the Most Comforting Smell in the World?

What is the most comforting smell in the world? It’s you, Mama! By Mahima Golani Have you ever wondered why picking up your baby when they’re crying can calm them down almost immediately? Babies need to have their caregivers close because they are signals of safety. Newborns have inbuilt mechanisms that help them rely on their social environment. For example,…
December 14, 2020