Come discover with us!

We are always looking for new "collaborators" -- from newborns to adults. If you are a parent or teacher and would like to take part, please fill out the form below or feel free to email us at madlab@ucsd.edu or give us a call at (858) 534-7713!


Our studies are designed to be fun for kids -- they involve stories and games, and typically involve only a single visit (about 30 minutes total). Visits are scheduled at your convenience. We run studies with infants (age 3 months and up), as well as older children of preschool and elementary school ages!

To sign up to participate, please fill out the form below (scroll within box to navigate) or click the "Participate with the Mind and Development Lab" link to be taken directly to the form!
Feel free to share this link with other interested parents: Participate with the Mind and Development Lab!


We are located on the fourth floor of McGill Hall, on UC San Diego's campus in La Jolla, CA. We offer free parking for families, and a researcher will meet you in our parking lot!

Please note that if you've been to our lab before, our parking location may be different than where you're used to parking. Please consult our updated map and directions below! Please also excuse the construction that may be going on around campus; lots of building improvements are being made!

Searching for "P206 UCSD" on Google Maps should lead you to our parking lot. Additionally, the directions below will instruct you on how to navigate to our designated family parking spots:

Once you arrive at Parking Lot P206, please follow the directional arrows painted on the ground (which indicate which way to enter the parking lot) and drive until you are halfway down the first row of parking spaces (and please park in parking spot 890, 891 or 892 -- there are signs with these parking numbers indicated). A researcher will be there to meet you!