The Bio-CEED study

The Biological correlates of Cognitive and Emotional Empathy Development

In this Israel Science Foundation (ISF) funded study, we are following infants aged 10-18 months to characterize the developmental trajectories of empathy in a typically developing population. We are particularly interested in the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on infants' socio-emotional development and families' coping strategies. In addition, we are investigating oxytocin and cortisol as possible biological correlates of empathy development. The hormones are measured non-evasively in hair. The study is conducted online and includes an in-depth measurement of emotional and cognitive empathy using multiple measures.

In addition, we are particularly interested in investigating oxytocin and cortisol as possible biological correlates of empathy development. The hormones are measured non-evasively in hair. 

Book reading task
Book reading task

Book reading task

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Baby eye tracking
Baby eye tracking

Baby eye tracking

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Team picture
Team picture

Team picture

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Book reading task

Book reading task

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Main team members (click for more information)

Liat Israeli-Ran