Department of Psychology, Queen's University
The Infant Cognition Group studies cognition from a developmental and evolutionary perspective. We examine the origins of our cognitive capacities in a comparative manner, studying infants, young children, and, though collaboration, non-human primates. Specifically, our research focuses on the development of social cognition, including the recognition of others’ goals and needs (e.g., intention reading, theory of mind), the imitative and empathetic responses to those goals and needs, and the development of prosocial behaviour.
Our team consists of Dr. Valerie Kuhlmeier and an energetic group of graduate and undergraduate students. On our website you can meet the research team, learn about our ongoing studies, download our publications and presentations, view our photo gallery, and find out how to participate. Also, you will find links to our collaborators and other sites of interest.