The Sussex Baby Lab

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Welcome to The Sussex Baby Lab


At the Sussex Baby Lab we investigate how babies and toddlers see, think and learn 

We find this out through various studies. For the Rainbow Project, local babies and their parents visit the Baby Lab at the University of Sussex. Here we show babies different images and measure their response. The findings of our research are relayed to the scientific community, child-care practitioners, the general public and child-related industry. The main motivation for our research is to understand how babies interact with their environment and to further knowledge on the development of human thought and behaviour.

stomachWe are looking for babies to help us with our research  

A visit to the Baby Lab only takes half an hour and it is a fun and interesting activity for you and your baby. We are conveniently located on the University of Sussex campus, opposite the AMEX stadium in Falmer.  See here for more about taking part.

Further information / register your interest

If you have any questions about our research, would like further information or would like to bring your baby to the Baby Lab, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our contact details are at the bottom of this page, or you can fill in our simple on-line form


logo2Our research is funded by the European Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the German Academic Exchange Service.  We are grateful to them for their support.