- Dr. Lorraine E. Bahrick, Ph.D. is the Director of the Infant Development Lab and Professor of Psychology at FIU. She earned her B.A. from Hampshire College and her Ph.D. in Experimental/Cognitive Psychology from Cornell University. She conducts research focusing on the early development of attention, perception, learning and memory for social and nonsocial events in typically developing infants and children as well as in children of atypical development. Dr. Bahrick's research is federally funded and has appeared in top journals in her field including Psychological Bulletin, Developmental Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Child Development, Cognitive Psychology, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Infant Behavior and Development, and Developmental Psychobiology.
Development of multisensory perception, selective attention, social, and language functioning in infants, toddlers, and children of typical and atypical development.
New methods for assessing individual differences in multisensory attention skills (sustaining attention, shifting attention, matching audible and visual events) in infants, children, and adults.
Understanding developmental cascades: How basic attention skills in infancy serve as building blocks for later language and social development, and in turn, school readiness (e.g. self-regulation and preliteracy skills).
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Other Scholarly Work
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chaired theses and dissertations
- Castellanos, Irina, Infants’ Selective Attention to Faces and Prosody of Speech: The Roles of Intersensory Redundancy and Exploratory Time 2011
- Molina, Mariana V, The Role of Contingency and Gaze Direction in the Emergence of Social Referencing 2011
- Argumosa, Melissa Ann, Development of Face Recognition: Infancy to Early Childhood 2010
- Castellanos, Irina, Intersensory redundancy educates human infants' attention to the prosody of speech 2007
- Cigales, Maricel, Memory for contingent versus noncontingent events 1994
- Alberga, Linda, Infants' detection of synchrony between sounds and pauses in the movement of an object 1994
principal investigator on
- Intersensory Processing, Developmental Trajectories, and Longitudinal Outcomes awarded by Child Health and Human Development 2019 - 2024
- Multisensory Development: New Measures and a Collaborative Database awarded by Child Health and Human Development 2019 - 2024
- Intersensory Perception of Children with Autism and Typically Developing Children. awarded by Dan Marino Foundation 2006 - 2022
- Intersensory Processing, Developmental Trajectories, and Logitudinal Outcomes awarded by Child Health and Human Development 2013 - 2019
- Intersensory Processing, Developmental Trajectories, and Longitudinal Outcomes awarded by Child Health and Human Development 2013 - 2018
- Intersensory Perception of Social Events: Typical and Atypical Development awarded by Child Health and Human Development 2010 - 2017
- Looking Ahead: Previous Gaze Durations Predict Next Gaze Durations in Infancy awarded by National Science Foundation 2013 - 2016
- Development of Intermodal Perception of Social Events: Infancy to Childhood awarded by Child Health and Human Development 2008 - 2013
- Attention to Social and Nonsocial Events in Children with Autism. awarded by Autism Speaks 2007 - 2011
- Audiovisual Interactions in Categorization. awarded by Child Health and Human Development 2007 - 2010
- Lorraine Bahrick