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Object permanence: Object permanence in psychology is the understanding that objects continue to exist even when they are not visible or otherwise perceptible. It is a key developmental milestone in infants, and it is essential for our ability to interact with the world around us. See also Stages of development.
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Neuroimaging on Object Permanence - Dictionary of Arguments

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Object permanence/Neuroimaging: the results of (…) neuroimaging studies help clarify the role of brain activity in infant object permanence. Specifically,
the infant and adult brain both involve the right-temporal cortex in maintaining a memory for an unseen object (Kaufman et al., 2003)(1)
this process appears to be driven by particular psychophysical properties of the occlusion event (i.e., the object must disappear in a way consistent with continued existence, Kaufman et al., 2005)(2); and
the activity underlying hidden object memory in infants is not involved in the memory for hidden faces.
>Object permanence/Baillargeon, >Object permanence/Haith, >Object permanence/neuroscience.

1. Kaufman, J., Csibra, G., & Johnson, M. H. (2003). Representing occluded objects in the human infant brain. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B: Biological Sciences, 270, S140–143.
2. Kaufman, J., Csibra, G., & Johnson, M. H. (2005). Oscillatory activity in the infant brain reflects object maintenance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102, 15271–15274.

Denis Mareschal and Jordy Kaufman, „Object permanence in Infancy. Revisiting Baillargeon’s Drawbridge Experiment“ in: Alan M. Slater & Paul C. Quinn (eds.) 2012. Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies. London: Sage Publications

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The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Slater I
Alan M. Slater
Paul C. Quinn
Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies London 2012

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