Dr. Casasola's academic focus is infant cognitive
development and early word learning. She is particularly interested
in the interaction between infants' developing cognitive abilities
and their acquisition of language. Most recently, she has been
exploring the relationship between infants' spatial knowledge
and their acquisition of spatial language.
Infant Cognition Lab Research Areas:
- Cohen, L. B., Amsel, G., Redford, M. A., &
Casasola, M. (1998). The
development of infant causal perception. In A. Slater (ed.), Perceptual development: Visual,
Auditory, and Speech Perception in Infancy. (pp. 167-209).
East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press Ltd.
- Werker, J.F., Cohen, L.B., Lloyd, V.L.,
Casasola, M., & Stager, C.L. (1998). Acquisition
of word-object associations by 14-month-old infants. Developmental
Psychology, 34, 1289-1309.
- Casasola, M. & Cohen, L.B. (2000). Infants'
association of linguistic labels with causal actions. Developmental
Psychology. 36, 155-168.
- Casasola, M. & Cohen, L.B. (In press). Infant
categorization of containment, support and tight-fit spatial
relationships. Developmental Science.