Loyola University Chicago

Infant & Early Childhood Cognition Lab

About Us

Dr. Kathleen N. Kannass is the director of the Loyola University Infant and Early Childhood Cognition Lab.

Her research interests are in cognitive development in infancy and early childhood.  In general, she is interested in how infants and young children attend to their environments and learn about the world.  Her primary research interests lie in the development of voluntary or endogenous attentional control (i.e., colloquial constructs like distractibility, attention span, persistence).  She is also part of interdisciplinary research teams where we use our basic understanding of attention to address applied issues such as how nutrition affects cognitive development.

There are many research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.  Please contact Dr. Kathleen Kannass (kkannas@luc.edu) if you are interested in learning more about being a part of the laboratory team.