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February 15, 2021
From July 5(Mon.)to July 9(Fri.)17:00-18:30(JST), Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji will give a lecture titled  “Early Language Acquisition–How Human Infants Learn Language Within Their Social Environment” (course code:GUC21S301L)for five days at The University of Tokyo’s “Global Unit Courses” (GUC) . Click here for more information about GUC.

January 27, 2021
On January 28(Thu.)8:30-09:00 (CET) 16:30-17:00(JST), Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji will  join the expert briefing session “Improving Science Literacy” in The Davos Agenda 2021. She was selected to the 2020 Cohort of Young Scientists. Online (https://www.weforum.org/events/the-davos-agenda-2021/sessions/improving-science-literacy)

December 7, 2020
On December 10(Thu.)14:00~(JST), Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji will give a Lightning Talk titled  “The role of dyadic interactions in infant development” and Monica Barbir, postdoc at IRCN Babylab will present “On the social foundations of language learning: Of masks and birds”, at Dyadic interactions in a comparative perspective workshop, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, online.

November 9, 2020
Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji  appeared on CS program of Nippon Television Network 日テレNEWS24「the SOCIAL」on November 9(Mon.) 12:00~ .Please see the broadcasting video titled “How Do Babies Learn Language?”

November 4, 2020
Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji appeared on TV NHK “視点・論点 (Shiten・Ronten) on November 2 (Mon.) E-Tele 13: 50-14: 00 and November 3 (Tue.) General TV 3: 50-4:00. An overview of the broadcast content is introduced on the NHK “News commentators bureau” website. Please refer to the article.(only in Japanese)

October 22, 2020
The fun picture books for infants supervised by Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji are now on sale from Suzuki Publishing. (only in Japanese). “Katachi de Pa!” and “Moyo de Pa!”

October 21, 2020
Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji has become one of the editors of  special issue “Empirical Research at a Distance: New Methods for Developmental Science” of frontiers.

October 20, 2020
Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji will give a talk titled ”ManyBabies-AtHome: Establishing remote infant looking time methods in the with-corona era“. Invited Presentation at Symposium “Safe research environments in the with-corona era” at the 9th Conference of the Japanese Society for Developmental Neuroscience(Virtual). And also Monica Barbir, postdoc at IRCN Babylab will present “From lab to home: Getting your infant online experiment up and running“!
September 25, 2020 Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji was Invited to present ”ManyBabies-AtHome: Towards an international effort to establish infant experiments at a distance” at Roundtable “Thinking about research methods in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic” at the 20th Conference of the Japanese Society for Baby Science (Virtual). Please see the slide.

And also Monica Barbir, postdoc at IRCN Babylab presented “Language learning without facial cues”(Abstract: See Topic 3, only Japanese) at the same table.


September 17, 2020
Monica Barbir, postdoc at IRCN Babylab was featured on the podcast site “Women in Academia”.  Listen to her background, career, research, and words for female researchers!

August 28, 2020
Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji was featured on the podcast site “Women in Academia”.  Listen to her background, career, research, and words for female researchers!
July 9, 2020 Monica Barbir, postdoc at IRCN Babylab, received a PSL Special Jury Prize in the ‘Science and Humanities Interface’ category for her PhD thesis “The Way We Learn”. PSL Prizes are awarded to the best doctoral work, completed at any university in the world, in a variety of fields.
June 9, 2020 For caregivers and educators, “Kotoboo –a peek into language acquisition under the scientific microscope–“ science-based information about language learning in childhood has been released in the form of comics by IRCN Baby Lab  (Principal Investigator Dr. Sho Tsuji) initiative.

May 29, 2020
On May 26, 2020, Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji ,IRCN (BabyLab) Principal Investigator, was honored as 2020 Cohort of Young Scientists, World Economic Forum

May 18, 2020
IRCN developed 「Little Researcher – Take Our Quiz and Become a Researcher for a Day!」for children spending time at home!
Try the game 『How to babies learn language?』made by BabyLab!

April 23, 2020
Documentary video featuring Prof. Dr. Sho Tsuji (Interview and production by Le Monde)『Dans la tête des bébés(Inside the Baby’s Brain)』has been released.

Future events

December  5, 2020 Open Lab by IRCN Baby Lab at Miraikan

Past events

November  20-21, 2020 Open Lab by IRCN Baby Lab at Miraikan
November  13-14, 2020 Open Lab by IRCN Baby Lab at Miraikan
February 14-15 2020 Open Lab by IRCN Baby Lab at Miraikan
January 1, 2020 Open Lab by IRCN Baby Lab at Miraikan
December 23, 2019 Open Lab by IRCN Baby Lab at Miraikan
December 13-14
, 2019
Open Lab by IRCN Baby Lab at Miraikan
October 31-
November2, 2019
Open Lab by IRCN Baby Lab at Miraikan
July 20, 2019 Q&A Session on Infant Language Acquisition
July 13, 2019 IRCN Public Lecture – “Brain Prediction and Brain Development”