Christopher Flynn Martin

Christopher Flynn Martin
Indianapolis Zoo · Department of Life Sciences

PhD

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Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
Indiana University Bloomington
Position
  • Adjunct Faculty
Description
  • Animal Informatics Lecturer
March 2014 - February 2022
Indianapolis Zoo
Position
  • Research Scientist
Description
  • Orangutan Cognition
April 2012 - March 2014
Kyoto University
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
April 2009 - March 2012
Kyoto University
Field of study
  • Primatological Science
April 2007 - March 2009
Kyoto University
Field of study
  • Primatological Science
September 2002 - June 2006
University of Pennsylvania
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (18)
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The popular game known as Concentration (also commonly referred to as Memory), in which players search for matching pairs among a grid of face-down cards, provides a robust platform for examining visuospatial memory in a simple and nonverbal way. Five orangutans (Pongo ssp.) at the Indianapolis Zoo were given a modified version of the Concentration...
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The gaze-signaling hypothesis and the related cooperative-eye hypothesis posit that humans have evolved special external eye morphology, including exposed white sclera (the white of the eye), to enhance the visibility of eye-gaze direction and thereby facilitate conspecific communication through joint-attentional interaction and ostensive communica...
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This workshop is focused on the design of novel kinds of environmental enrichment for zoo-housed reptiles, using technology to support the development of interactive systems and devices for capturing data. Participants will work virtually in small groups to ideate, reflect on and develop concepts, using a ZooJam approach, which is similar to a game...
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The gaze-signaling hypothesis and the related cooperative-eye hypothesis posit that humans have evolved special external eye morphology, including exposed white sclera (the white of the eye), to enhance the visibility of eye-gaze direction and thereby facilitate conspecific communication through joint-attentional interaction and ostensive communica...
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This workshop is focused on the design of novel kinds of environmental enrichment for zoo-housed reptiles, using technology to support the development of interactive systems and devices for capturing data. Participants will work virtually in small groups to ideate, reflect on and develop concepts, using a ZooJam approach, which is similar to a game...
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Automated methods have a long history of usage in great ape psychology research, from early behaviorism techniques involving levers and lights, to modern-day computerized touch-panel tasks. Beyond research, these methods can also facilitate the well-being of captive apes by offering functionally naturalistic activities aimed at eliciting the same p...
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Social coordination can provide optimal solutions to many kinds of group dilemmas, and non-human subjects have been shown to perform single actions successively or simultaneously with partners to maximize food rewards in a variety of experimental settings. Less attention has been given to showing how animals are able to produce multiple (rather tha...
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The capacity for strategic thinking about the payoff-relevant actions of conspecifics is not well understood across species. We use game theory to make predictions about choices and temporal dynamics in three abstract competitive situations with chimpanzee participants. Frequencies of chimpanzee choices are extremely close to equilibrium (accurate-...
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We report on the development of a novel shared touch-panel apparatus for examining a diverse range of topics in great ape social cognition and interaction. Our apparatus-named the Arena System-is composed of a single multitouch monitor that spans across two separate testing booths, so that individuals situated in each booth have tactile access to h...
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Social animals have much to gain from observing and responding appropriately to the actions of their conspecific group members. This can in turn lead to the learning of novel behavior patterns (social learning) or to foraging, ranging, or social behavioral choices copied from fellow group members, which do not necessarily result in long-term learni...

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