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Wayfinding in Children

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Study approved by the Montclair State University Institutional Review Board, MSU IRB # FY21-22-2614

National Science Foundation (NSF) award number: 2222247 

  • We are conducting several tests to learn more about how children’s navigation abilities develop and function 

  • These tests are fun and interactive activities that your child will love!

  • The study is conducted in two sessions, one online (Via Zoom) and one in-person

    • Online: The session can run between 1.5-2 hours 

    • In-Person: The session can run up to 2 hours 

  • Location: Montclair State University

  • We are actively recruiting the following participants: 

    • Children 6-10 years old!  

  • Compensation is $75 for each participant, parents/guardians are responsible for paying $5-8 to park on Campus at Montclair State University.

Meet the Team!


Left to right: Dr. Yang, Michelle Lopez, Darina Korneeva, Nardin Yacoub, Alex Bracken,  Faith Tahan, Mikayla Haas, Noor Alalwan, Dr. Lakusta 


Left to right:

PI-Dr. Yang, Montclair State University

Co-PI-Dr. Lakusta, Montclair State University 

Schedule Your Appointment 

Please use the calendar below to schedule your appointment at the Spatial Development Lab. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please do so here or email

If you have multiple children in your household that would like to participate you can sign them all up! However, due to the nature of our study, we can only test one participant at a time, so each family member must be scheduled for their own time slot.

Please be aware: There are two separate sessions on separate days, one session will be in-person at Montclair State University, and one session will be online through Zoom. We will do our best to complete the study in 3-4 hours. If you are a first-time participant, please schedule your in-person session below or complete the survey at the bottom of the page.


Note: If you do not see a day or time that works for you, please leave your contact information and we'll get back to you to arrange a time that better works for your schedule.
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