Collaboration with the Oakland Zoo

Team Affect has been working with the Oakland Zoo over the past year to design a program to study affect in some of their charges.  Today we took a major step forward by recording psychophysiology in one of their giraffes, Mr. Benghazi (Ben for short, and in my mind, to avoid a politically charged name).  It was a wonderful morning and it would have been completely untenable without the incredible hard work of the amazing giraffe care staff, led by Amy P, who have worked tirelessly with Ben to get him used to the electrodes and leads. Thank you team, and thank you Ben.  We have so much to learn about species in other branches of the phylogenetic tree.


Ben reaches his multicolored tongue out for some wheat bread that we used as a reward for staying still during data collection.

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