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 wellbeing 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

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

From the BABLab Team!


5581 Franz Hall Tower
502 Portola Plaza
University of California – Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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