Child Adaptation and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Lab

For Parents

Experimenter adjusting testing equipment Pregnant woman wearing testing equipment

We are recruiting participants for a study with pregnant women. We are interested in whether your mood while pregnant may be related to your baby’s behavior at birth, in part by experiences your child has in the womb. For more information, please email the CAN Lab at canlab@utah.edu.



Childcare



Planning a visit to our lab, but need childcare? Call us at 801-581-6468 or email canlab@psych.utah.edu to arrange on-site childcare!



Babies Brains and Behavior (BEES) Study


Infant part of the BEES study

How is a baby’s temperament related to his or her brain development? Every baby is unique and has his/her own personality. Some infants are shy and fearful while others are more active and easy-going. We are interested in how these individual differences show up at the neural level. We are especially interested in the neural underpinnings of temperamental fearfulness – a profile characterized by reactivity and reticence in the face of the unfamiliar that is associated with risk for childhood anxiety. Neural activity of the infants is being recorded using electroencephalography (EEG), a noninvasive technique that has been used extensively with infants and young children. Identifying differences in brain activity related to temperament may eventually help doctors and parents to support their baby's developing personality.

Interested Parents!
Please contact Brendan Ostlund at canlab@utah.edu or 801-581-8881 for more information.


Lab Location


Social and Behavioral Sciences building

Directions to our Lab


If visiting us Monday - Friday

Map with park directions if visiting Monday thru Friday
  1. Travel east on 500 S (University Blvd).
  2. Turn left onto 1580 E (Campus Center Drive) and stay left.
  3. At the Traffic Circle, take the 2nd exit on your right. This will put you onto E South Campus Drive (Note: as you drive through the circle you will cross over the tracks; after you exit the circle, the tracks will be on your left).
  4. Take your second right, at the light, onto 1500 E.
  5. Enter through the toll booth into the visitor’s parking lot (You will take a ticket and we will provide you with parking vouchers following your visit).
  6. Make your first left after entering the parking lot and find a parking space. Once you park, someone will meet you at the southeast corner of that lot. They will walk with you across the street to the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building.
Monday thru Friday parking area

If visiting us Saturday

Map with park directions if visiting on Saturday
  1. Travel east on 500 S (University Blvd).
  2. Turn left onto 1580 E (Campus Center Drive) and stay left.
  3. At the Traffic Circle, take the 2nd exit on your right. This will put you onto E South Campus Drive (Note: as you drive through the circle you will cross over the tracks; after you exit the circle, the tracks will be on your left).
  4. Take your first right into parking lot #8 (1530 East) and park here. (Although it says “permit required”, this does not apply to parking on Saturdays. You will not be cited or towed).
  5. Someone will meet you at the sidewalk on the north side of the parking lot (next to the marking meters), and walk with you to the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building.
Saturday parking area