Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Dr. Irene Pepperberg discusses Alex, the most famous parrot...

Here's a pair of recently released videos of Dr. Irene Pepperberg discussing how she acquired and trained Alex, the famed African Grey parrot:

Pepperberg's groundbreaking work in animal intelligence and in the communicative abilities of parrots form a big chunk of the scientific basis for my third novel, Little Birdies!. You can check out the opening chapters here.  And please consider visiting The Alex Foundation to learn more about Dr. Pepperberg's work.

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