Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Baby scientist

This morning, the three of us headed off to Ava's first day at school - forget kindergarten, elementary, middle or high school! She started out at the top: Duke University!

I got a phone call the other day asking if Ava would like to participate in an experiment, er, research project regarding infant cognition. Basically, she would sit in front of a TV screen for about 5 minutes looking at dots. Sure. Why not!

So, one week shy of 7 months old, Ava went to college and did her part to help in the understanding of what infants understand about numbers and time. For her hard work and dedication, she received a certificate and a t-shirt. The students conducting the test said she was excellent, but I'm sure they say that to all the parents (although secretly, Joe and I - and now you - know that Ava is by far the most smartest, most genius baby EVER!) (And we didn't need no stinking certificate to tell us that!)

"I went to Duke and all I got was this lousy t-shirt."

For more info on the study: Ava sat where Pooh is sitting.


nikole said...

Wow! That's pretty cool! How did they find out about Ava the baby genius?

Dale said...

We asked the intern where they get their information from and they said from hospitals; so I guess we're on a list somewhere!