About Us

At the Cornell Play & Learning Laboratory, we are primarily interested in the development of language acquisition and spatial cognition. Using methods such as visual habituation, cognitive-motor assessments, play-based tasks, and eye-tracking technology, we are able to investigate the physical and cognitive mechanisms that children employ as they acquire linguistic, spatial, and functional abilities.

CISL lab photo with students and children

Dr. Marianella Casasola,


T107 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Department of Human Development
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 254-1388
E-mail: cisl@cornell.edu