Object permanence after a 24-hr delay and leaving the locale of disappearance: the role of memory, space, and identity.

@article{Moore2004ObjectPA,
  title={Object permanence after a 24-hr delay and leaving the locale of disappearance: the role of memory, space, and identity.},
  author={Mackenzie Moore and Andrew N. Meltzoff},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={606-20}
}
Fourteen-month-old infants saw an object hidden inside a container and were removed from the disappearance locale for 24 hr. Upon their return, they searched correctly for the hidden object, demonstrating object permanence and long-term memory. Control infants who saw no disappearance did not search. In Experiment 2, infants returned to see the container either in the same or a different room. Performance by room-change infants dropped to baseline levels, suggesting that infant search for… CONTINUE READING

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