Dr. Scott’s research has been integrated and featured in a new PSA highlighting the importance of “Reading the Right Books at the Right Time.” In her groundbreaking and impactful research, Dr. Scott showed that babies from 6- to 9-month-old exhibit increased attention and learning, which is accompanied by more specialized brain responses, when their parents […]

Dr. Scott was integral in getting administration to approve 8 weeks of both paid parental and medical leave for faculty. See the link below for more details of this victory. http://www.uff-uf.org/bargaining-victory-paid-parental-and-medical-leave/ or https://www.alligator.org/news/uf-faculty-fight-for-paid-parental-and-medical-leave/article_a339c18e-a767-11ea-b8db-6798b5b53b3b.html

BDCLAB member Ethan Kutlu recently wrote an article on the struggles that transgender individuals go through, especially in academia. The piece was published on the Linguistic Society of America’s website. If you would like to learn more about it, you can read the article through the link below: https://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/pressing-need-trans-visibility-academia-case-trans-immigrants-graduate-school

In light of COVID-19, Dr. Scott recently published an article exploring how wearing face masks can impact face learning in infants and young children and recommendations for caregivers and educators. See link below to learn more! https://theconversation.com/clear-masks-for-caregivers-mean-young-children-can-keep-learning-from-adults-faces-139432

Despite the restrictions due to COVID-19, our lab still meets weekly over Zoom. Click ‘New Lab Photo’ above to see our updated 2020 lab photo.  

Due to COVID-19, our lab will be closed until further notice. We will temporarily pause enrollment until the University of Florida reopens and approves in-lab research again.


Dr. Scott just returned from Hollywood, CA where she worked with a film director to produce a public service announcement about reading to infants in the first year of life.  Check back for the complete PSA in the fall!