Mother-Infant Laboratory

  (Baby Lab)

    Psychology Department



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The Mother-Infant Laboratory is a cognitive research laboratory in the Department of Psychology
at  New  Mexico State  University, conducted by 
Dr. Laura A. Thompson

In  the Mother-Infant  Laboratory  (also known as "Baby Lab")  we are  exploring  infants' cognitive 
development.   Our research  is based  on  observing  mother-infant  interactions for short intervals, 
which will help us to learn more about the infants' development, memory, learning, and interaction.

Cortisol-Memory Study (Paid Research Study)

The purpose of this study is to measure the relationship between cortisol (stress hormone) and memory in infants.
Saliva samples will be collected during each visit using a cotton swab (by chewing on the swab until it is sufficiently
Your participation would provide an opportunity to contribute to a growing area of knowledge on how
cortisol levels impact  infant learning and memory

The Mother and Infant Study is currently NOT recruiting.

Please continue to check back for future studies.
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New Mexico State University
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology Department

Science Hall, Room #179
Las Cruces, NM, 88003
(575) 646-7356