The broader goals of ManyBabies come together through collaborative projects. They can be Main Projects, Spin-off Projects, or Secondary Analyses.


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Main Projects

Test a question about infant development of key theoretical or methodological interest. Numbered sequentially (e.g., MB1, MB2)

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Spin-off Projects

Build on the methods or data from the main projects; e.g., extending the study to a different population of infants (e.g., bilinguals; MB1B) or follow-up data collection (e.g., longitudinal correlation with CDIs; MB1L). Identified with a letter following the main project abbreviation

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Secondary Analyses

Conducted on publicly-available ManyBabies data. In some cases, may include additional data not collected as part of MB (e.g., if an individual lab investigates relationships between their lab’s MB data and other data collected by their lab)



Projects

Empirical projects


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MB1: Infant-Directed Speech Preference

Status: Complete
Project Leads: Michael Frank, Melanie Soderstrom

spinoff pinwheel icon MB1A: Infant-Directed Speech Preference in African Infants
Status: Stage 1 'In Principle Acceptance'; Collecting data
Project Leads: Alex Carstensen, George Kachergis, Angeline Tsui, Casey Lew-Williams, Michael Frank
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spinoff pinwheel icon MB1B: Infant-Directed Speech Preference in Bilingual Infants
Status: Complete
Project Lead: Krista Byers-Heinlein

spinoff pinwheel icon MB1G: Gaze Following in Monolingual and Bilingual Infants
Status: Complete
Project Lead: Krista Byers-Heinlein

spinoff pinwheel icon MB1L: Longitudinal Vocabulary Follow-up
Status: Stage 1 'In Principle Acceptance'; Stage 2 manuscript prep
Project Lead: Melanie Soderstrom
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spinoff pinwheel icon MB1N: Native Languages Follow-up
Status: Collecting data
Project Leads: Natalia Kartushina, Virginie Durier
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spinoff pinwheel icon MB1T: Test-Retest Follow-up
Status: Manuscript submitted
Project Lead: Melanie Schreiner
analysis icon MB1-Meta: Comparison to meta-analytic data
Status: Manuscript submitted
Project Leads: Martin Zettersten, Christopher Cox, Christina Bergmann, Maya Mathur

analysis icon MB1-Demo: Analysis of supplemental demographic variables
Project Lead: Melissa Kline Struhl


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MB2: Theory of Mind

Status: Stage 1 'In Principle Acceptance'; Collecting data
Project Leads: Tobias Schuwerk, Dora Kampis, Hannes Rakoczy, Michael Frank
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spinoff pinwheel icon MB2P: Pupil Dilation to Measure Violation-of-Expectation
Status: Preparing analysis pipeline; Collecting data
Project Lead: Robert Hepach
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MB3: Rule Learning

Status: Stage 1 'In Principle Acceptance'; Collecting data
Project Leads: Ingmar Visser, Andreea Geambasu, Claartje Levelt, Melanie Soderstrom
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spinoff pinwheel icon MB3L: Longitudinal Follow-up
Status: Planning
Project Leads: Anna Exner, Roberta Bettoni, Ingmar Visser

spinoff pinwheel icon MB3P: Pupil Dilation
Status: Collecting data, Planning analyses
Project Leads: Ingmar Visser

spinoff pinwheel icon MB3T: Test-Retest Follow-up
Status: Collecting data
Project Leads: Anna Exner, Ingmar Visser
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MB3N: Rule Learning using NIRS

Status: Developing analysis pipeline; Preparing Stage 1 RR manuscript
Project Lead: Judit Gervain
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MB4: Social Evaluation

Project Status: Stage 1 'In Principle Acceptance'; Collecting data
Project Leads: Kelsey Lucca, Francis Yuen, Kiley Hamlin
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spinoff pinwheel icon MB4E: Emotional Responses
Status: Collecting data
Project Leads: Francis Yuen, Kelsey Lucca

spinoff pinwheel icon MB4I: Individual Differences
Status: Collecting data
Project Leads: YiYi Wang, Hilal Şen, Kelsey Lucca
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MB5: The Hunter & Ames Model of Infant Looking Preference

Status: Finalizing stimuli; Stage 1 RR manuscript under review
Project Leads: Jessica Kosie, Martin Zettersten, Christina Bergmann, Dima Amso, Casey Lew-Williams
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MB6: Neonatal and Early Imitation

Status: Study design
Project Leads: Sumeet Farwaha, Andrew Meltzoff, Elizabeth Simpson, Virginia Slaughter, Mark Nielsen, Rechele Brooks
MB6 email: Contact
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Methodological projects


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MB-AtHome: Online Infant Data Collection

Status: Translating materials; Collecting pilot data
Project Leads: Lorijn Zaadnoordijk, Sho Tsuji, Katie Von Holzen, Helen Buckler, Rhodri Cusack
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Affiliated project


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ManyManys1: Reversal Learning

Status: Study design; Literature review
Project Leads: Nicolás Alessandroni (ManyBabies), Laurent Prétôt (ManyFishes)
Website: link



New Projects

If you are interested in leading a new ManyBabies project (either a main project or a spin-off that would involve data collection across multiple labs), please check the project proposal form and/or contact the MB Governing Board.


Get Involved

We encourage everyone who is interested in developmental research to get involved! Access to infants/infant lab is not a prerequisite.