Welcome to the Cognition, Action, and Psychophysiology Lab (CAP Lab) at UConn Waterbury! 

Our research focuses on the building blocks of early cognitive development. We are looking for families with 5- to 6-month-olds to help us answer questions about early learning, thinking, and the brain in our NIH-funded research studies!

Please explore our website to learn more about our exciting research program!

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Recent News

12/5/23 Congratulations, Dr. Cuevas, for a full page article about Project Bubbles featured in UConn Research, 2023 on page 33.

9/19/23 Check out this Washington Post article "Patience is learned. Here's how to teach your kids to wait." featuring CAP Lab Director, Dr. Cuevas, offering tips for modeling patience in everyday parenting.

9/8/23 We are excited to launch a new NIH-funded research study "Psychometrics and Predictive Validity of Infant Learning" with collaborators at University of Kansas. We will be inviting 6-month-olds to come play fun learning games soon; don't we all like playing with trains?!?

8/28/23 Congratulations to our collaborator (and former grad student) Dr. Lauren Bryant on her tenure-track faculty position at Sacred Heart University! We are so excited to have you back in Connecticut and look forward to collaborating with Dr. Bryant and her SHU students.

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

8/24/23 Congratulations to graduate student Kelsey Davinson on earning her master's degree in development psychology!  Her thesis "The Emergence of the Sensorimotor EEG Mu Rhythm: Neural Reactivity to Facial Gestures in 6- to 9-week-olds" shares findings from our Husky See: Husky Do Study.

11/18/22 We appreciate UConn Today featuring the CAP Lab and our NIH-funded study Project BUBBLES in today's article.

9/21/22 Our chapter "EEG Frequency Development Across Infancy and Childhood" is now out in the Oxford Handbook of EEG Frequency. 

7/1/22 We are excited to launch a new NIH-funded research study "An Integrative Longitudinal Analysis of Neural Rhythms in Early Development" with collaborators at Virginia Tech and Texas A&M.

1/13/22 Congratulations to former graduate student Dr. Lauren Bryant on having her dissertation research study published in Child Development!

5/4/21 Check out this Connecticut Mirror article "Parenting alone during COVID”. CAP Lab Director, Dr. Cuevas, and others discuss challenges for single parents.