I-LABS Research Sheds Light on Teen Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

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COVIDTeenStudy

I-LABS researchers Dr. Andrew Meltzoff and Makeda Mayes, together with their colleagues at UW and Harvard University, have co-authored a new study on teen mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study provides important insights about how adolescents are coping with the COVID crisis and how families can promote resilience in teens and pre-teens. This research indicates that high exposure to … Read More

The National Academies are Working to Disrupt Implicit Bias

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Implicit bias can lead to structural inequities in education, medicine, employment, and the justice system.  The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently convened a multi-disciplinary group of experts to develop strategies for disrupting this process.  I-LABS has been working on these issues, so I-LABS co-Director Andrew Meltzoff was well positioned to speak to the National Academies audience about … Read More

Human Infants Can Override Possessive Tendencies to Share Valued Items with Others

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Scientific Reports, 2021, 11:9635 Download publication here Rodolfo Cortes Barragan & Andrew N. Meltzoff Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, University of Washington Email to: barragan@uw.edu; meltzoff@uw.edu In adults, the feeling of possessiveness that we have toward certain favorite objects can be overridden by a counteracting tendency—the tendency for generosity and sharing with other people. As adults, we often want to retain our money and … Read More

I-LABS Research Identifies Cooperative Health Indicators

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In order to slow the spread of COVID, health officials need people to adhere to health guidelines. But which people are most likely to follow these guidelines? New I-LABS research may suggest some answers. Working in collaboration with colleagues from the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan and Andrew Meltzoff created an innovative online study that reached … Read More

Early Learning Nation Taps I-LABS Expertise

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What do young children know about race?  How and when do they learn it?  Early learning professionals need answers to these difficult questions, and Early Learning Nation has looked to I-LABS expertise to provide answers.  Drs. Marley Jarvis and Andrew Meltzoff were interviewed by this influential site, which also links to several I-LABS Outreach resources.   Read the Early Learning Nation … Read More

New Film Highlights NAS Report

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In September 2020, the National Academy of Sciences published a groundbreaking research brief on early childhood education. I-LABS co-Director and National Academy of Sciences Councilor Patricia Kuhl was interviewed for this documentary, which summarizes the NAS brief.  Both the brief and the film answer the question: Does quality early childhood education lead to more successful lives as adults?  Spoiler alert: … Read More

I-LABS Co-Director Appointed to Yidan Prize Council of Luminaries

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Yidan Luminaries

The Yidan Prize Foundation, a global philanthropic educational foundation focused on inspiring and supporting innovative education ideas and practices, has announced the formation of a Council of Luminaries.  It has named I-LABS co-Director Patricia Kuhl as one of 16 of the world’s leading lights in education research and practice. The Council of Luminaries gathers the world’s brightest minds – researchers, … Read More

I-LABS and MEGIN Launch Strategic Partnership

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I-LABS has begun a new strategic partnership with MEG manufacturer, MEGIN, that will advance the development of software and hardware technology in these sophisticated brain imaging systems. With the delivery in early 2021 of the most up-to-date MEG machine, this partnership will enable unparalleled views into learning minds.  In this video, I-LABS scientists explain why MEG is an invaluable tool for brain … Read More

TIME Features I-LABS Research on Infant Altruism

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Time. Power of Kindness

 I-LABS scientists (Barragan, Brooks, & Meltzoff) published a paper on baby altruism. They found that infants help others even when that involves giving up things of value to themselves (Scientific Reports, 2020 ). The researchers also highlight social learning experiences at home that predict baby altruism. TIME magazine (Oct. 2020) featured this work in a special edition on “The Power of Kindness.”