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  • 9–10/10 Professor Kirsi Peltonen, Tampere University, Finland, visits the Lab and holds a lecture.



  • 1/7 Terje Falck-Ytter is promoted to Professor in Psychology at the Department of Psychology in Uppsala


  • 1/6 Terje Falck-Ytter is promoted to Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Department of Psychology in Uppsala







  • Karin Brocki receives a research grant from the Jerring Foundation for research on attachment and self-regulation in children with ADHD and mapping of regional differences in ADHD diagnostic procedures in Sweden
  • 12/12 Netflix visits the Lab for a documentary
  • 4/12 Elisabeth Nilsson Jobs defends her PhD dissertation





  • 31/8 Uppsala Child and Baby Lab members visit colleagues in Thimphu, Bhutan
  • 10/8 Marta Bakker holds her final PhD seminar








  • 15/11 Sara Haas from University of Maryland visits the lab
  • 06/11 Maleen Thiele from Leipzig University visits the lab










  • 21/10 Christine Fawcett awarded funds from The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences for the project "Pupillary contagion in a developmental context"
  • 13/10 Minna Huotailainen from the University of Helsinki visits the lab



  • 29/8 Nils-Erik Sahlin from Lund University holds a lecture on scientific ethics
  • 29/8 Kickoff with a focus on ethics and good scientific practice



  • Andreas Reichelt from Queen’s University starts a 2-year post doc at the lab.
  • Andrea Handl received her PhD.
  • Many members of the lab presented research at the International Conference on Infant Studies in New Orleans, USA.


  • Francys Subiaul from George Washington University visited the lab to discuss research on imitation.
  • Janny Stapel has been awarded an early career grant from the Dutch Research Organization for a 2-year postdoctoral position. She will carry out the project entitled “How we imitate others” at the University of Oxford.
  • Melda Aslan from University of Ghent visits the lab for three months to conduct an EEG study.
  • Teresa del Bianco from University of Trento visits the lab for four months in order to collaborate with Terje and write a review paper.
  • Leike Graue visits the lab for three months on an Erasmus internship from University of Koblenz-Landau.


  • 25 February Norbert Zmyj from University of Dortmund visited the lab.


  • Marcus Lindskog has received a grant from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond in order to study early mathematical abilities in infancy.
  • Gustaf Gredebäck has received a grant from Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg foundation to study early mathematical abilities in infancy.
  • Linda Forssman from University of Tampere is joining the lab as temporary project leader for the BasicChild project.
  • Elizabeth Spelke visited the lab from Harvard University and gave a talk on her research on cognitive development.


December 2015

  • On Monday 21st of December, Vetenskapens Värld aired an episode featuring Uppsala Child and Babylab. You can watch the program here.
  • Gustaf Gredebäck becomes chair of the Swedish Research Council's evaluation panel for psychology and a member of Scientific Council for Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • On the 11th of December, Therese L. Ekberg defended her thesis “Manual motor development in infancy: execution and observation of actions”. Her opponent was professor Jeffrey J. Lockman from Tulane University, New Orleans.
  • On the 10th of december, professor Jeffrey J. Lockman from Tulane University, New Orleans, visited the lab and gave a lecture entitled “Perception-Action Foundations of Adaptive Behaviors in Early Childhood”.
  • Marcus Lindskog and Gustaf Gredebäck are awarded 860.000 EUR from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for the project: “Infants Sense of Number - Investigating Cognitive Mechanisms and Training Interventions for Learning Mathematics Early in Life”.

November 2015

  • On November 20th, Maria Johansson defended her thesis “Attention and Self-regulation in Infancy and Toddlerhood”. Her opponent was Dr. Sandra Wiebe University of Alberta, Canada.
  • Associate professor Sandra Wiebe from University of Alberta visited the lab on November 19 and 20 and gave a talk on “Cognitive Flexibility in Early and Middle Childhood: Insights from Behaviour and ERPs”.
  • Early Autism Sweden (EASE) is awarded 535 000 euro from the Swedish Research Council. EASE is a collaboration between Uppsala Child and Babylab and KIND at KI. Terje Falck-Ytter is the PI.

October 2015

  • On the 30th of October, Sara Scholtens defended her thesis, “ADHD Symptoms: Objective Performance and Subject Perspective”. Her opponent was Professor Claire Hughes from University of Cambridge.
  • Marcus Lindskog is awarded 498.000 EUR from Riksbankens jubileumsfond for the project "Infants' Sense of Number - Investigating Cognitive Mechanisms and Training Interventions for Learning Mathematics Early in Life".Read more here.
  • Uppsala Child and Babylab get noticed for their project which aims at improving transparency and reproducibility within psychological research. Read more about this in the University’s press release
  • Felicia Sundström and Johanna Stenson have begun working as research assistants in the Synchronous Imitation project.

September 2015

  • Tobii visited the lab and made a film about how to conduct eye-tracking studies with children.
  • Uppsala Child and Babylab arranged a research school for 15 new Ph.D. students from different European countries, as a part of the Marie Curie network BRAINVIEW. The focus of the research school was new methods for studying infant development.

August 2015

  • On august 28th, Uppsala Child and Babylab’s staff spent the day at Gällöfsta Konferens where we discussed current research and theories within developmental psychology. We also played some Bubble ball.
  • Sheila Achermann started as a Ph.D. student and will be working within Early Autism Sweden (EASE).

Juli 2015

  • Terje Falck-Ytter is awarded around 10 million SEK by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences for the sub-project ”Early development in infants with risk for Autism and ADHD: A longitudinal study with focus on divergent and convergent mechanism”. Read more and see the press release.

June 2015

  • Tommie Forslund and colleagues published an article in Dagens Nyheter.
  • Véronique Izard, affiliated with Université Paris Decartes and National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), visited the lab and gave a talk at the 5th of June, "Sources of numeric knowledge in infants and young children".

May 2015

March 2015

  • Terje Falck-Ytter receives this years LifeWatch award from the Niclas Öberg Foundation.
  • Monday 9th of March the Child and Babylab ogranized Vetenskapscafé in collaboration with Biotopia. Three researchers gave talks about their research about children and infants.
  • Natasha Kirkham from Birkbeck Collage in London visited the Child and Babylab one week in March.

February 2015

  • Watch the brief documentary about Gustaf Gredebäck and The Child and Baby Lab produced by Knut och Alice Wallenberg Foundations, in collaboration with Mediabruket, here.
  • Elin Schröder began as a research assistent at the lab.
  • Johanna Stenson began as a project assistent for the BASIC child project.
  • Amanda Woodward from the University of Chicago visited the lab the 5-6th of February. On February the 5th Amanda Woodward gave a talk, "Infants' grasp of others' intentions".
  • Claudia Elsner defended her Phd thesis of the 6th of February: "An embodied account of action preduction".

January 2015

  • Aurora De Bortoli Vizioli, Phd student from University of Padova, will do research at the lab for six months.


December 2014

  • Dorota Green was awarded a post-doc scholarship by Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) for 2015.
  • The EU-commision has approved funding for Marie Skłodowska-Curie-nätverket ”Brainview: Integrated view on disruptions of early brain development”. Terje Falck-Ytter is the leading researcher for the project.
  • Mikko Peltola, from university of Tampere, visited the lab 27-28th of November.
  • Watch Gustaf Gredebäcks lecture from Hjärndagen 2014 at the UR website.

November 2014

  • The art exhibition UrSinnen in collaboration between Artikel 31 and Uppsala Child & Baby Lab is open at Färgfabriken until November 30th.
  • Claudia Elsner presented her thesis "An embodied account of action preduction" at her final seminar November 21th.
  • Terje Falck-Ytter has been promoted to Associate Professor.
  • The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, in collaboration with Mediabruket, are making a documentary about the Child and Baby Lab.
  • Lise Van Schuerbeeck from Hasselt University in Belgium visited the lab.

October 2014

  • Dorota Green defended her PhD thesis on October 17th.
  • Gustaf Gredebäck was one of the speakers at Hjärndagen 2014.
  • Ezgi Kayhan is visiting the lab for 3 months.
  • Kahl Hellmer began as PhD student.

September 2014

  • Janny Stapel started as post-doctoral researcher funded through a Marie Curie fellowship.

August 2014

  • Anna Sewall began as a project assistent for the BASIC child project.
  • Kim Creswell began as a project assistent for the EFFECT project.

June 2014

  • Maria Thunström began as a project assistent for the BASIC child project.

March 2014

  • Cynthia Martinez is visiting from California State University Northridge (CSUN).

February 2014

  • Jessica Sommerville from University of Washington visited the lab February 24-28. She studied action perception in infants by looking at brain activity during functional grasping.
  • Josje de Valk is visiting from the University of Amsterdam and will be studying prosocial behaviour in toddlers.

January 2014

  • Joshua Juvrud began as PhD student.
  • Fabrizia Giannotta, PhD from the University of Torino, started to work with the family’s role in the development of externalizing problems.
  • Heini Törnqvist and Miiu Kujala from the University of Helsinki visited the lab and presented eye-tracking studies they have conducted on dogs.
  • Sofia Leijon began as an assistant for the BASIC child project.
  • Linda Lidborg began as an assistant for the Uppsala Child and Baby Lab.
  • The lab has been in the media often lately. You can see links to media coverage here.


November 2013

October 2013

  • Terje Falck-Ytter organized a symposium - Social Cogntion and Autism - at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
  • Bahar Tunçgenç is visiting the lab from the University of Oxford for three months.
  • Kahl Hellmer began as an assistant for the Uppsala Child and Baby Lab.
  • There is a new PhD position available at the Uppsala Child and Baby Lab. Deadline: 22-10-2013.

September 2013

  • Maria Axner began as a project assistant with the EASE project.
  • Claire Almer began as a project assistant with the BASIC child project.
  • Matlida Frick began as a PhD student.

June 2013

  • Last fall, Folke Rydéns Production was at the Uppsala Child and Baby Lab to record material for their documentary on social science research, "Forska för Livet".

May 2013

  • Victoria Wesevich from Washington University was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to come to the Uppsala Child and Baby Lab.
  • Sermin Tükel from the Karolinska Institute is beginning a project on aesthetic preferences in infants. 
  • Johan Lundin Kleberg started as a PhD student with the EASE project.

April 2013

March 2013

  • Elisabeth Nilsson Jobs started her PhD working in the EASE project.
  • Ingrid Naylor has started working as a research assistant with Karin Brocki and Tommie Forslund.
  • Gustaf Gredebäck has become a member of the Psychology evaluation panel for Vetenskapsrådet

February 2013

  • Sofia Lu has started as research assistant on the EASE-project. Hanna Johansson has started working as a research assistant with Maria Johansson.
  • Eloide Cauvet, post doc at the Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska institutet (KIND), has visited the lab regarding a study of brain activity in infants. Also, Ida Hensler has started as a research assistant.

January 2013

  • The 2012 prize for young researchers in psychology, founded by the Swedish National Committee for Psychology and the Royal Science Society, has been awarded to Terje Falck-Ytter


December 2012

  • Stefanie Höhl visits the Uppsala Child and Baby Lab on December 7.