Using behavioral, eye-tracking, and neuroimaging methods, we want to understand,

  • How children and adults process and interpret meaning of gestures and actions

  • How gesture and action have similar and distinct impacts on how we think and learn

  • What mechanisms underlie the cognitive effects of gesture and action

You can learn more about ongoing research projects by clicking on "Our Research".

Meet lab director, Dr. Elizabeth Wakefield, and the rest of the research team by clicking "Our Team".

And finally, learn about ways to participate in the lab by following "Get Involved!"

Welcome to the website for the Movement & Learning Lab at

Loyola University Chicago!​