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(BBC-US)   If you've ever wondered why all babies, across all language and cultural barriers, love to play peekaboo, this is your lucky day   (bbc.com) divider line 79
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2014-04-21 05:34:56 AM  

Kittypie070: idjit cat ... Damn cats


Faux annoyance at your cat to appear somewhat normal *rolleyes*

Damn crazies.
 
2014-04-21 06:47:07 AM  
You know, I had always suspected that my infant nephew was actually the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal.
 
2014-04-21 07:22:17 AM  
HawgWild: Babies are stupid.

The end.
 
2014-04-21 07:29:12 AM  

dj_bigbird: I had a cat who loved peekaboo, too.


Same here.  My first cat would come running to me chirping when I played with him.

Nowadays, my older cat will "answer" me back with a chirp when I say peekaboo then hide, she's too lazy to run.
 
2014-04-21 08:29:26 AM  

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.


And some people have no sense of curiosity.
 
2014-04-21 08:40:41 AM  

HawgWild: Babies are stupid.

The end.


I would say ignorant, not stupid, close enough.
 
2014-04-21 08:40:51 AM  

wooden_badger: dj_bigbird: I had a cat who loved peekaboo, too.

Same here.  My first cat would come running to me chirping when I played with him.

Nowadays, my older cat will "answer" me back with a chirp when I say peekaboo then hide, she's too lazy to run.


Answer you with a chirp? Did a parrocite replace your cat's tongue, and now instead of meowing it chirps?
 
2014-04-21 08:58:53 AM  
I agree it's not object permanence. I think it's the frisson of eye contact being restored over and over again. Try playing peekaboo with your eyes closed or crossed instead of making contact. Kids get bored.
 
2014-04-21 09:35:58 AM  
What do they think about "Got Your Nose"?
 
2014-04-21 10:02:20 AM  

Queen Amy: I agree it's not object permanence. I think it's the frisson of eye contact being restored over and over again. Try playing peekaboo with your eyes closed or crossed instead of making contact. Kids get bored.


Agreed. Also, you can play peekaboo silently, and without anything to hide behind... Close your eyes for five seconds, reopen them, smile at baby, be rewarded with laughter/smiles. I frequently play this with babies while waiting in public places - food courts, waiting in queues, etc...
 
2014-04-21 11:10:48 AM  

lennavan: I'm shocked that peekaboo crosses culture and language barriers.  It's as if these farking infants don't even give two shiats about the culture they're about to be brought up in.


Yeah. This was the dumbest wannabe-smart article I've read in a while.
 
2014-04-21 11:17:37 AM  

dryknife: What do they think about "Got Your Nose"?


www.smbc-comics.com
 
2014-04-21 11:20:52 AM  

dryknife: What do they think about "Got Your Nose"?


Alternate, shorter comic:

www.smbc-comics.com
 
2014-04-21 11:24:42 AM  
Carl Jung smiles from the grave.
 
2014-04-21 11:28:08 AM  
hahahahaa toons
 
2014-04-21 12:01:27 PM  

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.


Exactly.
 
2014-04-21 12:04:56 PM  

Feepit: wooden_badger: dj_bigbird: I had a cat who loved peekaboo, too.

Same here.  My first cat would come running to me chirping when I played with him.

Nowadays, my older cat will "answer" me back with a chirp when I say peekaboo then hide, she's too lazy to run.

Answer you with a chirp? Did a parrocite replace your cat's tongue, and now instead of meowing it chirps?


Cats have a chirp, it sounds very different than a meow. It seems to come out when they want something but can't get to it
 
2014-04-21 12:08:23 PM  

dryknife: What do they think about "Got Your Nose"?


www.lolwtfcomics.com
 
2014-04-21 12:10:51 PM  

worlddan: 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.


The sense of proprioception is having a little laugh at your lame counterargument.
 
2014-04-21 12:34:11 PM  

Smoked: Even before they respond to a tickle, most babies will laugh at peekaboo. It's their first "joke." They are reacting to a sequence of events that begins with the presence of a familiar, comforting face. Then, suddenly, the face disappears, and you can read in the baby's expression momentary puzzlement and alarm. When the face suddenly reappears, everything is orderly in the baby's world again. Anxiety is banished, and the baby reacts with her very first laugh.


Humor is an interrupted defense mechanism.  That's why Puppeteers don't have humor: their defense mechanisms aren't interrupted.
 
2014-04-21 12:40:27 PM  

ciberido: Humor is an interrupted defense mechanism. That's why Puppeteers don't have humor: their defense mechanisms aren't interrupted.


Well, some of them have humor. Those Puppeteers are insane and are used for dealing with other, dangerous races.
 
2014-04-21 01:15:08 PM  

Robo Beat: You know, I had always suspected that my infant nephew was actually the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal.


I'm going to have to favorite you as "a frood who really knows where his towel is" for that.
 
2014-04-21 01:39:19 PM  

cyberspacedout: The article seems to be farked. I can't see it. Waaaaaaah!


And also it doesn't provide any evidence of the assertion that peekaboo does cross all language and cultural barriers. How about we ask that question before trying to explain why it is so?
 
2014-04-21 03:31:16 PM  

Cerebral Ballsy: Feepit: wooden_badger: dj_bigbird: I had a cat who loved peekaboo, too.

Same here.  My first cat would come running to me chirping when I played with him.

Nowadays, my older cat will "answer" me back with a chirp when I say peekaboo then hide, she's too lazy to run.

Answer you with a chirp? Did a parrocite replace your cat's tongue, and now instead of meowing it chirps?

Cats have a chirp, it sounds very different than a meow. It seems to come out when they want something but can't get to it


Yes, definitely not a meow.  It's like little staccato bursts of noise.
 
2014-04-21 04:01:18 PM  
My cat chirps too, kind of a purr and meow crossed. The weirdest noise is when she chatters at squirrels...
 
2014-04-21 07:33:23 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: TheOther: Ancient Aliens programmed humanoids this way, so that we would not be able to penetrate their ridiculously obvious disguises.

Why do I have all these hash marks on my arms?


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-22 12:41:41 AM  

HawgWild: Babies are stupid.

The end.


If you look at intelligence as the ability to learn then babies are more intelligent than any of us adults.
 
2014-04-22 12:53:00 AM  

HawgWild: Babies are stupid.

The end.


Babies learn how to lie to others within the first 2 years.  A few years later they learn how to lie to themselves.  Later, if they become self-aware they spend years trying to unlearn both.
 
2014-04-22 02:39:34 AM  

phlegmmo: Later, if they become self-aware they spend years trying to unlearn both.


Of if they're female they embrace it and perfect it as an art form.
 
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