Ongoing 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 oldCC

  • Purpose: Testing the effect of familiar context in an object search task.







Head-Camera Study


  • Age Range: 6 to 18 monthsHC sophie

  • Purpose: Documenting how early visual field of children changes over time.








Toddlers and children

  • Age Range: 6 months to 5 years, including typically developing hearing children, children with autism or language delay, and typically developing deaf children.

  • Purpose: Documenting how children from different language learning environments shift their attention in the visual field.

Illusory Projections

  • Age Range: 24-42 months

  • Purpose: Testing how language affects perception of object class.IP








Perceptual Similarity


  • Age Range: 36 to 52 months

  • Purpose: Exploring the role of object similarity in adjective learning.




  • 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. 

Weird Study

  • Age Range: 17 to 20 months

  • Purpose: Exploring how adults' intention and objects' perceptual saliency together guide early word mapping.


Word Learning

  • Age Range: 3 to 5 years old

  • Purpose: Examining how different types of language environments affect learning of multiple labels for objects.



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