Bergelson Lab

Duke CHILD Studies

The Bergelson Lab (aka BLAB) is a part of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University.

The lab moved to Duke in 2016 from the University of Rochester, where we finished data collection in July 2016 for a longitudinal study called SEEDLingS (Study of Environmental Effects on Developing Linguistic Skills). You can read more about that work here.

Recent News


  • 6/22/17
Look out for the BLAB at CDS 2017, with pre-conference and conference talks by Dr. Bergelson!

Paper Accepted

  • 5/08/17
Congratulations to our postdoc, Catherine Laing, who recently had a paper accepted to the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology! Coming soon: "A perceptual advantage for onomatopoeia in early word learning: Evidence from eye-tracking."

Grant award

  • 5/01/17
Congratulations to our graduate student, Charlotte Moore, who was recently awarded an SSHRC Doctoral fellowship!

Paper accepted

  • 5/01/17
Coming soon: "Young Infants’ Word Comprehension Given an Unfamiliar Talker or Altered Pronunciations" by Bergelson & Swingley, provisionally accepted at Child Development.