Dr. Antone Martinho

Fellow By Examination

Magdalen College


Research Interests

My current focus involves characterising the information content of learned information, using mallard ducklings as a model. Animals need to gather, store, and recall huge amounts of information, and need to do so in a flexible way: a duckling could never identify his mother if he only remembers her from one perspective. My recent work has shown that ducklings can form abstract representations of learned information, allowing them to identify those abstract characteristics in novel situations. I’m hoping to deepen our understanding of how animals build these abstract representations, and how pervasive these abilities are across a wide variety of taxa. 



Email: antone.martinho@zoo.ox.ac.uk



Selected Publications