Temple Infant & Child Laboratory | Online Studies
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Online Studies

The Collection Game

We are examining how children’s memory capacities develop. Children link related experiences to make novel inferences and store general knowledge. They also form memories for specific instances and events. Both kinds of memory play crucial roles in the development of an adaptive memory system. We aim to chart their development profiles from early to middle childhood. Children will first view child-friendly images of characters with different backgrounds and objects. We will then ask about their memories for the general ideas and the specifics of the images.



Eligibility criteria include: ages from 3 to 8 years, normal or corrected-to-normal corrected vision, native English speakers.

Experiment information: 1 one-hour session administered via Zoom. An optional greet-and-meet between the parent and the experimenter can be scheduled prior to the experiment session.


If you and your child are interested in participating in this research, please contact our research team member Rebecca Adler (rebecca.adler@temple.edu).

Animated Adventures

Memory replay is a phenomenon whereby the neural activity patterns that were present in the brain during wakeful learning events is “replayed” in the brain during rest. This phenomenon has been established in non-human animals, and cutting edge work is being done to establish the presence of this phenomenon in humans using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). We want to know if children’s memory replay is similar to that of adults, and plan to investigate this in an fMRI study in the future. We recently developed our computer task for children to do inside the MRI machine, and we are currently collecting pilot data for this behavioral portion of our study. We need your help to make sure our task is the best it can be! We want to know what your child remembers after watching videos we created featuring popular animated characters taking different things with them to different places.

If your child is 4-6 years old and is interested in participating in our study, please follow this link: https://clatemple.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6KGbDRIceyPaC0J.