June 2014: Laura's Omission study was featured in LA Times: Science Now

January 2014: Laura Schulz received the American Psychological Association's 2014 Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology

August 2013: Fifteen undergratudates participated in research in the ECCL from June-August. Their three months of hard work culminated in lab meeting presentations and a poster session. If you are interested in doing a UROP in the lab, please contact Rachel (

March 2013: Laura Schulz was chosen as a 2013 MacVicar Fellow. This award recognizes MIT professors who have made outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching. Read about Laura and the other three recipients in the MIT News and The Tech.

February 2013: Laura's research and path to MIT are discussed in this MIT News article.

December 2012: Laura Schulz and members of the lab visited the Boston Children's Museum for a celebration of the museum's 100th anniversary and the ongoing collaboration with the ECCL lab.

December 2012: Students in Laura's Infant & Child Cognition undergraduate course present conference-style posters based on famous papers in cognitive development.

September 2012: Graduate student Melissa Kline (co-advised by Ted Gibson) has won an NSF dissertation grant to study verb learning with causal events.

September 2012: Welcome to three graduate students (Pedro Tsividis, Yang Wu, and Hilary Richardson) who are rotating in the lab this year!

June 2012: Hyowon Gweon successfully defended her thesis "Learning in the Social Context: Inferences, Exploration, and Evaluation." Congratulations, Dr. Hyo!

May 2012: Postdoc Paul Muentener and his wife Sharon are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter Amelia!

2012: Laura Schulz received a Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences! The Troland Award is given to investigators "to recognize unusual achievement and further empirical research in psychology regarding the relationships of consciousness and the physical world."

September 2011: Welcome to two new graduate students joining the lab, Kim Scott and Julian Jara-Ettinger!

July 2011: Claire's Snapbeads was covered by Nature News.

June 2011: Liz's NovelToy was featured by the MIT News Office.

June 2011: Hyo's MomBaby study was featured by the MIT News Office and The Boston Globe . Hyo and Laura's paper on the project, 16-month-olds infer the cause of failed actions, is the lab's first publication in Science Magazine (see Publications page for link to full text).

March 2011: Hyo's sampling study featured in a front-page story and online infographic by The Boston Globe.

March 2011: Laura, Liz, and Noveltoy featured in Alison Gopnik's piece in Slate Magazine.

December 2010: Laura (two to the right of Pres. Obama) honored at the White House as a recipient of the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Fall 2009: Welcome to a new graduate students joining the lab, Melissa Kline!

Fall 2007: Welcome to a new graduate students joining the lab, Hyowon Gweon!