Rhythm and Language in Infancy

Rhythm serves as an important scaffold in the development of language and social engagement and communication skills. Our research investigates how rhythmic entrainment relates to language development in infants. We use acoustic analysis, movement analyses, and eye-tracking to examine visual and vocal attention and interpersonal synchrony.

Who Is Involved?

Our Infant Study is led by our Principal Investigator, Dr. Miriam Lense, PhD. Other lab members include Meredith Watson, Valerie Munoz, and Michael Burchesky

Interested in Participating?


Families with an infant 6-24 months may be eligible to participate. Please contact us at SocialMusicResearch@vanderbilt.edu for more information.