Object permanence in five-month-old infants

@article{Baillargeon1985ObjectPI,
  title={Object permanence in five-month-old infants},
  author={R. Baillargeon and E. Spelke and S. Wasserman},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1985},
  volume={20},
  pages={191-208}
}
Abstract A new method was devised to test object permanence in young infants. Five- month-old infants were habituated to a screen that moved back and forth through a 180-degree arc, in the manner of a drawbridge. After infants reached habituation, a box was centered behind the screen. Infants were shown two test events: a possible event and an impossible event. In the possible event, the screen stopped when it reached the occluded box; in the impossible event, the screen moved through the space… Expand
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