Ongoing Studies

Current Studies



Bilingual Immigrant
  • Age Range: 3 to 4 years old
  • Purpose: Exploring how bilingualism plays its role in context of attentional switching and early academic performances.


Bilingual Conservation
  • Age Range: 5 to 7 years old
  • Purpose: Testing the role of attentional shifting in conservation tasks by comparing monolingual and bilingual children.


Contextual Cueing
  • Age Range: 3 to 5 years old
  • Purpose: Documenting how early visual field of children changes over time.
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Head Camera Study
  • Age Range: 6 to 18 months
  • Purpose: Testing the effect of familiar context in an object search task.



Toddlers and Children
  • Age Range: 6 months to 5 years
  • Purpose: Documenting how children from different language learning environments shift their attention in the visual field.



Perceptual Similarities
  • Age Range: 36 to 52 months
  • Purpose: Testing how language affects perception of object class.



  • Age Range: 2.5 to 7 years old
  • Purpose: Studying how the early perception of quantity may differ across children learning different languages.



  • Age Range: 30 to 32 months
  • Purpose: Testing whether effective correlational learning is present with non-linguistic cues.



  • Age Range: 17 to 20 months
  • Purpose: Exploring how adults' intention and objects' perceptual saliency together guide early word mapping.

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Bilingual Diaries
  • Age Range: 0 to 36 months
  • Purpose: Studying how early vocabulary development interacts with linguistic differences in bilingual infants' languages.

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Cognitive Control Input
  • Age Range: 36 to 60 months
  • Purpose: Testing how different types of input affect the bilingual advantage in cognitive control.

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Word Learning
  • Age Range: 3 to 5 years old
  • Purpose: Examining how different types of language environments affect learning of multiple labels for objects.



Bilingual Adjective Learning
  • Age Range: 30 to 36 months
  • Purpose: > Studying the role of attentional switching in novel word mapping by comparing monolinguals and bilinguals.
Japanes/English Vocabulary Acquisition
  • Age Range: 16 to 48 months
  • Purpose: > To look at language differences between monolingual Japanese and English speaking children.
Statistical Learning Study
  • Age Range: 36 to 42 months
  • Purpose: > To see differences between monlingual and bilingual children and their ability to learn new words when given ambiguous information.

Former Studies

Bilingual Adjective Learning


    • Age Range: 30 to 36 months
  • Purpose: Studying the role of attentional switching in novel word mapping by comparing monolinguals and bilinguals.




    • Age Range: 9 months to 13 years old
  • Purpose: Testing effect of previously learned associations in early learning

Adjective Attention

    • Age Range: 30 months to 45 months old
  • Purpose: To see how children's looking patterns influence their learning of adjectives.