Your baby, right from birth, may be trying to communicate with you – long before he or she can smile and talk. Through imitation games involving facial expressions, hand gestures and vocal sounds, your baby may be communicating with you and others in their social environment.

At the Early Cognitive Development Centre in the School of Psychology, we are currently undertaking a project to establish how parents might influence the way in which newborn imitation develops over the first few months of life. Our project aims to understand more about the way 1-4 week old newborns interact with their parents and others in their social world.

If you're currently expecting and are interested in finding out more, please follow this link to register your interest: