Participate in Research

We are seeking 3.5 and 7 month old babies to participate in a study at Ryerson University! The goal of this study is to understand how emotion processing develops over infancy and how your baby’s natural everyday experience helps shape their understanding of emotions.

To participate, you will visit us at Ryerson University for approximately 3 hours during which your baby will complete one computer-based task where we show him/her faces expressing different emotions and record how s/he responds to them, and two tasks where you play with your baby (as you would at home) while being video recorded. You will be with your infant at all times during these tasks and able to take breaks for naps, feeding, etc. as often as necessary. You will also be asked to complete a series of questionnaires.

You will receive a $40 grocery gift-card for your time and your baby will get a toy for being a baby scientist! Assistance with transportation costs is also available.

To learn more about the study, please contact Alysha at, call 416-979-5000 extension 2189, or text 647-224-6658!