Dear Parent,

The newly established Cognitive Development Center at Central European University is looking for parents who are interested in participating in our developmental psychology research studies.

Over the past few decades, many surprising scientific findings have showed that babies, far from being ignorant, have the capacity to understand many things about the world. Our studies look at many aspects of infant knowledge, including how infants recognize faces and understand changes in facial expression, how they understand the functions of different objects, how they learn the meaning of words, and what kinds of communicative cues they expect from others.

Our research requires the help of many volunteers! If you would like to participate and learn more about your child‘s mind, please call us at: 06-1-328-3660 or +36-30 462-59-42, or send an e-mail to: Please read on for answers to commonly asked questions, and if you have any further questions, please call one of the above phone numbers - we are happy to discuss them with you.

We hope that you will help support our work with your time and participation.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Gergely Csibra and Prof. György Gergely
Directors of the Cognitive Development Center