Become a baby or child scientist today!

At the CBCD/Babylab, we keep the health and safety of our participants as our first priority. Back in March, we sadly closed our labs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As the situation evolved, we worked hard revising all of our safety measures. The Birkbeck College Health & Safety Committee and Ethics Committee have reviewed our new enhanced safety measures and have now given us permission to reopen our doors! We are so happy to once again invite you to take part in important research in our custom built labs.

Without your support, our crucial research into infant and child brain development could not take place. Thank you!!! Please sign-up today.

We also have some exciting online research that is always in need of participants, and can be done from the safety of your own home, or anywhere in the world! 

If you live in or around London and are interested in participating in any of our studies, please REGISTER HERE

                                                         Welcome to the Babylab

You can also contact the Babylab by phone 020 7631 6258, by email or by Freepost at the address below. Please mention your name and contact details as well as your baby or child's name and date of birth/due date.

At the Babylab we want to better understand how babies learn and develop, particularly during the first 2 years of life, but also throughout childhood.

We create fun studies that help us discover:

  •  how babies recognise faces

  •  how babies and children learn to pay attention to some things and not others

  •  how they learn to understand what other people do and think

  •  how their language and understanding of the world develops

  •  how do tablets and smartphones impact development


We are also interested in understanding why and how some children develop conditions such as Autism and ADHD - please visit for more information and if you'd like to participate -  REGISTER HERE.


You can download a map here which shows where we are located.

If you would like to know more about what visiting the Babylab involves, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

You can also see some sample information sheets from current and past studies by following this link. We send out an annual newsletter with updates on all our completed studies to parents on our database - you can download our previous newsletters here


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