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Photo from a psychological experiment

An infant ignores a stuffed animal that an experimentor hid from view

Object permanence is the term used to describe the awareness that objects continue to exist even when they are no longer visible. Following experiments with hiding toys under cloth, Jean Piaget held that infants do not build an understanding of object permanence until the age of 9 months.