Babylab Team to Attend Conference




The Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) is approaching. The meeting will be held July 19-21, 2014 – Vienna, Austria.

Topic: Animals and Humans Together: Integration in Society.

Professor Kerstin Meints will  be giving one of the keynotes there:

“Much loved and much misunderstood: How children and adults misread dogs – risks and interventions.”


Infant and Child Development Lab

SRCD Symposium on Dog Bite Prevention

SeattleResearchers from the Infant and Child development lab have held a successful symposium at the Society for research in Child Development’s international conference. The symposium was titled: “Dog bite prevention: Risky misunderstandings and how to play it safe” and was chaired by Dr. Kerstin Meints.
Continue reading “Infant and Child Development Lab”

Worldwide Media Attention to Spatial Awareness Research

Gable and Toys 065

Emile van der Zee’s research on how dogs associate words with shape was featured in worldwide press this week, including the New York Times, the Daily Mail and Le Monde.

Whereas toddlers tend to associate words with shape, not size or texture, research in the Evolution and Development Research Group suggests that dogs tend to associate words with size rather than shape.

Continue reading “Worldwide Media Attention to Spatial Awareness Research”