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The Swinburne BabyLab Funding

The research conducted at the Swinburne BabyLab is made possible through
generous donations from:
  • Bennelong Foundation to examine brain activity in typically developing populations. This research is aimed at learning more about the development of autism.

  • Eric Ormond Baker Charitable Fund to purchase technical equipment necessary for all aspects of infant cognitive neuroscience.

  • The Percy Baxter Charitable Trust & The William Paxton Charitable Fund as managed by Perpetual to learn about brain activity in babies with a biological parent with schizophrenia.

  • The Fred P Archer Charitable Trust as managed by Trust Company Limited to examine Auditory Processing as a Potential Risk Indicator in Infants with a Familial Risk for Autism.

  • Heinz, Mustela, Nurture Magazine and Dick Smith Foods to contribute towards participant Thank-you bags.

  • The Google Grants program to explore tablet use by young children. This research aims to look at the positive and negative consequences of table use on learning and attention to help inform the decisions of parents and educators.

  • The Australian Research Council to examine how brain development in young babies allows them to remember hidden objects and faces.

For more details on the funding arrangements or if you are interested in donating to the Swinburne BabyLab, please contact:

Dr. Jordy Kaufman at