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Infant research



  • CHILDES: A system for sharing and studying conversational interactions of children.
  • Children Helping Science: Connects parents and researchers to support developmental research.
  • Databrary: A data library for developmental scientists to securely store, manage, share, discover, and reuse research data (including videos, audio, precedures, stimuli, and related metadata).
  • Lookit: A new approach in developmental psychology: running online experiments.
  • MetaLab: Interactive tools for community-augmented meta-analysis, power analysis, and experimental planning in cognitive development research.
  • TalkBank: A system for sharing and studying conversational interactions in general.
  • Web CDI: An online project of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory Advisory Board.
  • Wordbank: An open database of children’s vocabulary development.
  • Peekbank: A flexible and reproducible interface to developmental eyetracking datasets.

Open source software

  • Julia: A flexible dynamic language, appropriate for scientific and numerical computing, with performance comparable to traditional statically-typed languages.
  • Open Sesame: Create experiments for psychology, neuroscience, and experimental economics.
  • Psychopy & PyHab: Create experiments in behavioral sciences (neuroscience, psychology, psychophysics, linguistics…). PyHab is especially developed to measure looking time and manage stimulus presentation for infant research.
  • R & RStudio: A free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

Open Science