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The Imprinting Studies are a set of locations in Fink Manufacturing Factory. In this series of laboratories, different scientific experiments were performed on animals in an attempt to learn how to make the Songbird imprint on a young girl.

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Elizabeth has to venture here to retrieve a Hair Sample for Yi Suchong.

New DiscoveriesEdit

Single Use EventsEdit


  1. Jeremiah Fink - Table Scraps


In-Game ImagesEdit

Concept art and ModelsEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • The concept of "imprinting" derives from the historic behavioral experiments of biologist and ethologist Konrad Lorenz upon geese. The "mystery" of imprinting - and the interrelated possibility of cross-species moral empathy - constitutes a narrative key point of pathos in the BioShock series.
  • The shackled gorilla refers to the famous "wire mother" study introduced by Harry Harlow in the 1950s. Infant primates were raised with surrogate wire and cloth mothers to observe developmental behavior.
  • The hermetic chambers and protectors display concepts were done by Robb Waters.[1] The in-game models for the gorilla, dogs and Songbird prototype were made by Peter Anderson.[2]


  1. Robb Waters' Portfolio
  2. Peter Anderson's Portfolio

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