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Research During the study

What will happen to me if I take part?

You will be asked to visit the Centre on 8 occasions with your infant for brain imaging during your infant’s first year via electroencephalography (EEG) . Your infant will be with you at all times during your visit to the Centre. Each EEG session takes approx 20 minutes , but the visit overall may last 1 – 2h.

What does EEG measurement involve?

The EEG measurement technique involves wearing a special head cap and is completely safe for your infant. You will be free to opt out of any part of the study at any time , and if for any reason you feel uncomfortable, you can withdraw your child completely at any time.

Expenses and payments

We are able to reimburse any costs incurred by you (travel, etc) involved in participation. Your baby will also receive some small presents to thank them and even a graduation ceremony for the babies that complete the full programme.


What are the possible disadvantages and risks ?

None .

This project has received clearance from the Cambridge Psychology Research Ethics Committee.


What are the possible benefits of taking part?

You will get insights into how quickly language-related skills develop, even before your baby can speak.


Are you interested in participating in other children studies?

Please register your interest with the Cambridge Babylab .