What do infants remember when they forget? Location and identity in 6-month-olds' memory for objects.

@article{Kibbe2011WhatDI,
  title={What do infants remember when they forget? Location and identity in 6-month-olds' memory for objects.},
  author={Melissa M. Kibbe and Alan M. Leslie},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={1500-5}
}
What does an infant remember about a forgotten object? Although at age 6 months, infants can keep track of up to three hidden objects, they can remember the featural identity of only one. When infants forget the identity of an object, do they forget the object entirely, or do they retain an inkling of it? In a looking-time study, we familiarized 6-month-olds with a disk and a triangle placed on opposite sides of a stage. During test trials, we hid the objects one at a time behind different… CONTINUE READING