Welcome to the Cognition, Action, and Psychophysiology Lab (C.A.P. Lab) at UConn Waterbury! 

We are a developmental psychology lab; our research focuses on the building blocks of early cognitive development.  Please explore our website to learn more about our exciting research program!

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9/13/21 Congratulations to Dr. Cuevas and former graduate student Dr. Bryant on their recent publication in Child Development!

7/31/21 Thank you to the current and former C.A.P. Lab research assistants and graduate students for attending our lab catch-up! (picture below)

7/31/2021 C.A.P. Lab Potluck Picnic!

5/15/21 Congratulations to our research assistant Zyria Newman on her recent graduation from UConn! We will miss you and wish you the best!

3/10/21 Congratulations to graduate student Kelsey Davinson on earning a Science of Learning and Art of Communication Fellowship! 

5/15/20 BIG Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Bryant on earning her PhD in developmental psychology! You have been a fundamental part of this lab, we are excited to continue working with you as a collaborator. We wish you the absolute best and know that you will have an amazing career!

4/15/20 We would like to welcome the C.A.P Lab's new graduate student Kelsey Davinson! She is interested in episodic memory development and is moving to CT from California, we are excited to have her join the team!

12/1/19 Check out Greater Good Magazine's article about how to help kids be more patient. CAP Lab Director, Dr. Cuevas, and others talk about giving kids tools for their toolkit!

11/25/19 CAP Lab research assistant Zyria Newman received the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) Award to support her undergraduate research project "Social Cognition and Neural Mirroring System Development in 3- to 5-year olds."

11/8/19 CAP Lab Director, Dr. Cuevas, went beyond traditional settings (and her comfort zone!) to present our research findings along with other scientists and comedians at Stand Up Science.

9/1/19 Congratulations to CAP Lab graduate research assistant Lauren Bryant for her visiting faculty position at the College of the Holy Cross!

3/1/19 CAP Lab graduate research assistant Lauren Bryant was awarded the Psi Chi Regional Research Award from Eastern Psychological Association for her dissertation research.

11/1/18 CAP Lab research assistant Christina Flores was awarded PCLB Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Research Grant to support her research project "Association Between Temperament and EEG Mu Rhythm in 6- and 12- month-olds" during this academic year.

8/23/18 CAP Lab Director, Dr. Cuevas, was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of psychological sciences.

5/15/18 Dr. Cuevas was awarded funding from UConn's Research Excellence Program to support the project "A Longitudinal Analysis of the Neural Basis of Social Information Processing during Infancy and Early Childhood".

10/17/17 CAP Lab research assistants Sadie Moncayo and Dilsara Liyanage were awarded PCLB Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Research Grants to support their research projects on the EEG mu rhythm and language development in infants.

11/20/16 CAP Lab research assistant Dilsara Liyanage received the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) Award to support her undergraduate research project "Mu rhythm patterns in early childhood."

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11/9/16 CAP Lab graduate research assistant Lauren Bryant was elected the Associate Member Representative for the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology.

10/14/16 Check out today's article in the Boston Globe about the how brain development is related to infantile amnesia. CAP Lab Director, Dr. Cuevas, talks about why we have a hard time remembering those early memories.

8/9/15 Dr. Cuevas received the Early Career Outstanding Paper Award from American Psychological Association (APA), Division 7 (Developmental).  To find out more watch video or read paper.

7/16/15 CAP Lab Director, Dr. Cuevas, was awarded the Kucharski Young Investigator Award from International Society for Developmental Psychobiology.

11/10/13 Read about our research in this recent Waterbury Republican American Newspaper article,Baby’s brain waves".