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iCatcher is an open-source automated tool for annotating infant looking behavior from video. So far, it handles annotations of preferential looking (left, right, away) and annotations of duration looking (on vs off). You can choose one of three trained networks to run your data on, including a webcam dataset collected on Lookit. 

You can access the tool at: If you have any questions or technical issues, please open an issue here.

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Methods for Studying Infant Minds (AS.200.328, Fall 2023)

Reading list by topic (click to expand)

Being productive and happy in academia

Intuitive psychology and physics

Innateness, learning, and experience

Statistical tools and resources

fMRI methods, argument, and logic

Infant looking time methods, argument, and logic

General cognitive science