433: Is it object permanence?
HawgWild: Babies are stupid.The end.
meow said the dog: Oh I also like this game. I am sometimes doing the changing and see the neighbor of me and he pokes the head and I look and OM MAGOODNESS HE HAS DISAPPEARED. It is time for the playing of the peekaboo game. Let me do the turning back will the man be there? I am not thinking this. Perhaps this is the happening however. Will I have sight again? Oh look there he is. What he has left. Please do not leave. It is when I play this game that perhaps I return to the childhood of me. Perhaps though this has caused the fear of the separation of me because I did the learning that people who appear to you always always go away. This was perhaps made worse when the father of me was doing the playing of peekaboo with the head of he out of a city bus.
worlddan: 433: Is it object permanence?Piget was an well-intentioned idiot. Despite what the author thinks many psychologist today believe that object permanence is not what is going on with peek-a-boo and that it is more likely an example of observational learning. The major problem with the whole idea of object permanence is that it is predicated on the Lockean notion that the mind is the blank slate at birth--psychologists don't believe that anymore either. If peek-a-boo was really about object permanence then babies would be playing peek-a-boo with their arms and legs, which they don't.
dj_bigbird: I had a cat who loved peekaboo, too.
johnson442: You're kidding!! Nobody???Peekaboo!
Damnhippyfreak: 433: Is it object permanence?Yes, but not in the way that TFA thinks:[www.smbc-comics.com image 212x1500]
Terrible Old Man: Babies like simple things because it's all they can process. I can safely say nobody ever wondered at this. Not even babies. Derp.
TheOther: Ancient Aliens programmed humanoids this way, so that we would not be able to penetrate their ridiculously obvious disguises.
fusillade762: Peekaboo never gets old.Look, kid, it's always gonna to be me!
aerojockey: HawgWild: Babies are stupid.The end.It's true. As a young toddler, my niece didn't understand that once she threw something out of her playpen, it was gone. So she'd throw a toy out of her playpen, then almost instantly start crying because her toy was gone. Then some naive adult would fetch the toy and give it back to her. Usually within seconds my niece would throw the toy outside the playpen and start crying again. My mother thought she was being bad and would get mad at her; fortuntely my brother and his wife understood that their daughter simply hadn't yet worked out the law of conservation of toys.BTW, some adult humans haven't learned this law very well, which is why they can never save any money.
DrPainMD: FTA: "An early theory of why babies enjoy peekaboo is..."Some people have way too much time on their hands, and others give away research grant money way too easily.
Iggie: [i.imgur.com image 500x418]
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