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Baby-LINC Lab

Learning through Interpersonal Neural Communication

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Cambridge Science Festival

When Mar 14, 2016 09:00 AM to
Mar 18, 2016 05:00 PM
Where Baby-LINC Lab, Department of Psychology
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Do you feel ‘in tune’ with your baby? How does play help your baby to learn? Why is face-to-face interaction so important for babies?

Researchers at the Baby-LINC (Learning through Interpersonal Neural Communication) lab are using the latest wireless EEG (electroencephalography) brain imaging technology to answer these questions. By measuring brain activity in both mother and baby at the same time, our research is revealing how the electrical activity between two brains can become naturally synchronised during play, and how this synchronisation helps babies to learn.

Dr Vicky Leong and colleagues Sam Wass, Kaili Clackson and Stani Georgieva invite mothers and babies (who should be aged between 9-15 months) to come and learn more about our research during a 45 minute hands-on "EEG-and-play" session. You and your baby will both wear special stretchy caps with EEG sensors while you play with toys and engage in learning activities with your baby. You will also get to take home a picture of your own brainwaves as well as your baby's brainwaves!

This will be a fun, interactive and educational experience for both mother and baby, and you will also be helping us to develop activities for our upcoming studies! Our 45-minute EEG-and-play sessions will be available by appointment only during the following times :
1) Mon 14th March : 10 am - 4 pm
2) Tues 15th March : 10 am - 12 pm
3) Wed 16th March : 10 am - 4 pm
4) Fri 18th March : 10 am - 4 pm

Please be sure to book your preferred slot early, and we look forward to meeting you and your baby! If you have any questions at all, we'd be happy to answer them. Please email Dr Vicky Leong for more information at vvec2@cam.ac.uk.

- See more at: http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/baby-mum-brain-interaction-hands-brains-experience#sthash.5tQgl6Ud.dpuf