Ellen Winner

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Boston College
Senior Research Associate, Harvard Project Zero
Director, Arts and Mind Lab


If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of our studies, contact Jennifer Drake at drakejc@bc.edu. Children come to our child-friendly lab at Boston College, or we can come to your home. We provide free parking. Typically, one study takes about 30 minutes. We are currently enrolling children in the following studies:

Aesthetic Reasoning

How do children evaluate works of art? What do children believe makes something a work of art? Enrolling children ages 4-7 and 9-11.

Drawing Abilities in Typical Children and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

What are the perceptual abilities that children use when they draw? Enrolling children ages 6-12, typically developing children and those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.