“In the language of children we hear echoes of our ancient past.”

(McNeill, 2012)

Children studies

In our longitudinal studies on the development of communicative skills and underlying cognitive mechanisms, we study the ways infants interact with their social partners and their environment. We investigate the behavior of infants living in different human cultures in several natural contexts (e.g. food-intake, playing) via behavioral observations and integrate eye tracking and motion sensor technology to measure children's assessment and comprehension of communicative scenarios.