Who runs Wee Science?

The lab is run by a group of researchers in Edinburgh University’s Departments of Psychology and Linguistics, including Bonnie Auyeung, Nic Chevalier, Alex Doumas, Mits Ota, Hugh Rabagliati, and Barbora Skarabella. We’re supported by a fantastic bunch of research assistants, PhD students and undergraduates.

How do I find out more?

We love talking to the general public about baby and child science! We would be delighted to give informal talks at preschools, parent groups, or other organisation. Just send an email to wee.science@ed.ac.uk.

Can I bring my other children?

Absolutely! Our waiting room is stuffed full of toys to keep kids entertained. If you let us know in advance, we will ensure that a research assistant is there to “sibling-sit”.

How do I get to Wee Science?

We are centrally located at 7 George Square, in the Department of Psychology at Edinburgh University. The Department is on the North side of George Square (right next to the police box serving espresso!). Plenty of buses run nearby, and there is … Continue reading

How do I schedule an appointment?

When your child is the right age for a study, one of our researchers will get in contact to tell you about it. If you are interested in taking part, they will schedule you for an appointment. Participation is voluntary, … Continue reading

How can I take part?

If you’re interested in taking part in a study, or just want to learn more, you can send us an email on wee.science@ed.ac.uk or send us a message through Facebook. One of our researchers will get back to you shortly. … Continue reading

What happens in a study?

Our studies tend to take one of two forms. When we study young babies, we typically show them animated movies or pictures, and track where they look. For instance, we might show a movie of a person talking, and examine … Continue reading

What does a visit involve?

Participating in a study involves a visit to our lovely new lab at 7 George Square; a visit typically lasts from 30 to 60 minutes. We will meet you and your family outside the building, and take you downstairs to … Continue reading