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How to Participate

Ways to participate

There are many ways to participate in the LEAD Lab. If you are interested, please continue reading to find if you are potential participant.

Who can participate

If you are an undergraduate student at Indiana University with an interest in cognitive development research, you may have an opportunity to work as a research assistant in the lab. This is an excellent way to gain research experience, to get more involved in the academic community, and delve deeper into a research topic of interest.

If you are interested in joining the lab, please:

  1. Read our Undergraduate Guidelines
  2. Complete this example lab task using these instructions.
  3. Email Professor Fyfe the following information:
    • Completed lab task 
    • Brief information about your background, and why you are interested in joining the lab
    • A list of courses you’ve taken and grades

If you are searching for a graduate school program that will fit your needs or have an interest in working in the LEAD Lab, please contact Professor Fyfe directly. Graduate study in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington focuses on giving you the skills and scholarly insights necessary to participate in state-of-the-art experimentation and theory.

More information: 

PBS Graduate Program

Contact Information:

Professor Fyfe:  (812) 856-6856

We typically study children’s learning by conducting one-on-one sessions during which children play games, learn lessons, and complete assorted activities. At the end of the session, children receive a small gift for participating. We certainly could not do our research without willing children and parents! If you would like your child to participate, please email or call the Lead Lab or Emily Fyfe. You can also fill out the Child Scientist Form. We look forward to speaking with you and making the experience easy and fun!

Contact Information: 

LEAD Lab:  (812) 855-9703

Professor Fyfe:  (812) 856-6856

Additional Resources: 

PBS Outreach  C-SAW Summer Camp

Other ways to participate

Parking is free & easy to find.

If you are coming to our lab for an experiment, you may park in the Fee Lane Parking Garage or Forrest Avenue Parking Garage for free*.

  1. Enter the parking garage and take a ticket as directed - KEEP THIS TICKET!
  2. When leaving the garage, scan your parking ticket
  3. A parking fee will be displayed. 
  4. Scan validation card
  5. Parking fee will be reduced to ZERO and you may exit the parking garge. 

The Lead Lab is located in Room 187 in the Psychology Building

Need navigation?


Psychology Building

Fee Lane Parking Garage 

Forrest Parking Garage 

IUB Campus Interactive Map: 

Map of IUB


Looking for a summer activity week for children? We support Child-Scientist Activity Week (C-SAW) annually here at the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at Indiana University, Bloomington. 

Register your child now!