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Join researchers from the Cusack Lab to learn about what infants see and how we discover what they are learning from! This interactive workshop will feature and discuss the ‘Kaleidoscope show’, a theatre production for infants 6 – 18 months, inspired by research into how an infant’s sense of sight develops and how they begin to categorise colour.

When: Friday 24th Sept 1800- 1845

Audience: Everyone! The Kaleidoscope show is designed for infants 6 – 18 months but children of all ages and their parents can learn more about how we first learn to see and perceive our world.

Topics Include:
How does an infant’s sight develop and how do they differentiate colours?
What are infants attracted to and what do they learn most from?

Event Structure:

  1. What does it mean to be a researcher in neuroscience or infant development?
  2. Fact or Fiction short Quiz! What does research tell us about what infants see and learn from?
  3. Kaleidoscope show- a demonstration of what captures an infant’s attention, sounds, colours and movement.
  4. An interactive overview of the research behind the Kaleidoscope show.
  5. Tiny Eyes! Guess what images represent an infant’s vision during different ages in the first year.

What is the Cusack Lab?
The Cusack lab is a group of neonatologists, neuroscientists and developmental psychologists that aim to characterise  infant neurodevelopment and the ways that infants learn in the first two years of life. Using a multitude of research techniques such as online curiosity studies ( and fMRI (FOUNDCOG: Foundations in Cognition). We recruit all types of infant participants at the various developmental stages between 1 to 14 months.  For more information about our research and what we do please visit our website or register here for our infant online studies.

Our research is funded by the European Research Council, Irish Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland.