Genius Chimpanzee (Game for Android)

Genius Chimpanzee is a game that mimics the famous chimpanzee experiment where the short-term visual memory of chimpanzees and humans are compared. First subjects (you) are presented with sequence numbers scattered over the screen. After a short period of time the numbers disappear. Subsequently white panels are drawn on the screen. The subjects are asked to touch the panels in the order of the sequence number.

There are several video clips and research papers of these experiments uploaded on the Internet. Search them using keywords such as chimpanzee and short-term visual memory. In my understanding chimpanzees have been shown to do much better than humans do. However with much more training can humans outperform chimpanzees? Try it.

Supported Devices

Requires Android 2.2 and later for full functionality. Also runs on Android 1.6 when reduced version is used.

Fullscreen immersive mode on Android 4.4 is supported. Hardware acceleration issue on some devices running Anrdoid 2.3 to 4.0 was sorted out.

Tablets are preferred for chimpanzees (they are not familiar with the tiny screen of smartphones).

This application is verified using an Android 4.1.2 tablet (Sony SO-03E), Android 2.3.6 phone (Google Nexus One), and an Android 4.4 emulator. Reduced version is verified on Android Dev Phone 2 (Google Ion) running Android 1.6. This app does not request any permissions.



License: GPLv3. See COPYING file in the source archive for details.

For Android 2.2 or later

For Android 1.6 to 2.1

How to compile

Android SDK for API 22 is required to compile this program. This project have migrated to Android Studio from Eclipse (the migration process was painful).