Fun day at the MARCS BabyLab


The MARCS BabyLab boasts state-of-the-art equipment that allows for a unique and innovative approach to how we conduct infant research. Our experiments are facilitated as "active play" with our mums and bubs, and through this method, researchers are able to analyse a variety of aspects of language development, and answer important research questions about early infant development that will contribute to greater understanding of early language and cognitive development, and also influence policy making and educational programs of the future.

Latest News, Events and Highlights

Congratulations to Professor Denis Burnham who has been elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).
In a world first, MARCS researchers focusing on infant speech and cognitive development in the Asia-Pacific region will showcase their collaborative research this week for the inaugural international Asia-Pacific BabyLab Constellation (ABC) conference in Singapore.
Through the subconscious mechanism of babytalk, a parent's voice can offer encouragement, discipline or comfort, and according to new research findings, it can even facilitate early language development in infants.


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