Speech and language abilities underpin much of human communication, and enhance and focus our cognitive, creative and social skills.

At MARCS BabyLab, we conduct research with infants and children focussing on speech perception, speech production, and related skills such as literacy.

Our researchers monitor babies' responses using state of the art equipment including eye tracking, heart rate and EEG technology.

Combining this equipment with our ongoing studies provides a window into the mind of young babies acquiring the building blocks of language.

Although young infants may not be able to express their thoughts in words, their behaviours can provide some answers to our questions.