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Irene Pepperberg Feature

What has Griffin the Grey parrot been up to? Get information on the latest study from Dr. Irene Pepperberg's lab in The Parrot Brain on Shapes: Similarities with Human Visual Processing.

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Dr. Pepperberg is a Research Associate and Lecturer at Harvard University, working in the field of animal cognition and communication, specifically in African Grey parrots. In 1977, Dr. Pepperberg began her work with Alex, her first Grey parrot research subject. For 30 years, Irene and Alex investigated concepts such as shape, color, size, and numbers, revolutionizing what the world knows about avian cognition. Following in his footsteps are the Grey parrots, Griffin (also shown left) and Athena. Currently, Dr. Pepperberg's work is entirely supported by The Alex Foundation.  

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