The Scaffolding of Cognition team is led by Dr. Cameron Ellis and housed in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University.
We use methods from neuroscience and cognitive science to assess the basic building blocks of the developing mind. One prominent approach we use is fMRI with awake behaving infants. This provides us unprecedented ways to access the cognitive mechanisms underlying the infant mind.
Beyond fMRI, our team uses behavioral testing methods (e.g., eye tracking, iPad tasks, and computer-based tasks) to study cognition in both developmental and adult samples. Our studies emphasize naturalistic stimuli to more closely approximate cognition ‘in the wild’.