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OISE professor Kang Lee makes cameo appearance on Netflix’s Babies series

July 2, 2020

By Perry King

Professor Kang Lee, a researcher in OISE’s department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, has made his Netflix debut.

The OISE faculty member appears in the first episode of a second installment of episodes for the docuseries Babies, which premiered on the streaming service June 19. The series released an initial block of episodes this past winter.


From nature to nurture, Netflix' Babies docuseries explores the groundbreaking science that reveals how infants discover life during their very first year.


The show, which follows a number of newborn and infant babies and their families, goes into great detail about developmental science and psychology – where they also interview some of the world’s top experts in the field.

In the episode “What Babies Know,” Lee introduces the Netflix audience to his research about the developmental neuroscience – specifically, racist bias in six- and nine-month old babies. Netflix interviewed Lee at his OISE lab and shot footage on campus – including at his lab and in nearby neighbourhoods in the city.

“In my session I talked about how babies learn about faces about developing racial biases and things like that,” said Lee, who was thrilled to take part in a study he initially published in 2017. “It was a real treat.”

Netflix’s Babies is now available on the streaming service.

Watch: Dr. Kang Lee discusses his 2017 study on racial bias in infants. 

For more information about Kang Lee’s baby study, read this OISE News story


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