Welcome to the Brain and Body Lab (BABLab) at the University of California, Los Angeles!

We are interested in how early experiences influence interactions between the brain and body, contributing to mental and physical health. We hope to use this information to improve the well-being of children, adolescents, and adults across the world. In other words, in the BABLab, we aim to do good science that makes a difference to people’s lives, today and tomorrow.

The BABLab is directed by Dr. Bridget Callaghan, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UCLA. In the BABLab we aim to be:

  • nurturing, challenging, and stimulating to students and trainees
  • respectful, engaging, and meaningful for families and participants

We in the BABLab value the diversity of our lab members and research participants. We take seriously our role as allies for Indigenous, Black, and Communities of Color, and are committed to learning, understanding, and dismantling systems of oppression, particularly in academia. You are welcome in this lab whatever the color of your skin, your sexual orientation, and your gender identity. Read our lab manual for some of the concrete steps we are taking in the lab to address racism and encourage diversity in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Please take a look around the site to see what we are about.

From the BABLab Team!


We’re located in the Psychology Department!

Lab Address:
5581 Pritzker Hall
This is in the tower building, 5th floor.

Mailing Address:
UCLA Department of Psychology
Psychology Building 1285
Box 951563
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563

Shipping Address:
UCLA Department of Psychology
Attention – BABLab
Psychology Building 1285
502 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563


(310) 909-7083


For general inquiries, please email us at bablab.ucla@gmail.com