cognition

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Genius Bird

tags: ravens, Bernd Heinrich, genius bird, National Geographic, streaming video This interesting National Geographic video shows how Bernd Heinrich designed an experiment to test the intelligence of ravens [2:07].

tags: Irene Pepperberg, Alex, Alex the African grey parrot, talking parrot, cognition, behavior, streaming video As you know, I went to Irene Pepperberg’s reading last night from her new book about her friend and colleague, Alex the African grey parrot. This is an interesting video interview with Pepperberg about Alex, shortly after he died [3:29]

tags: Irene Pepperberg, Alex, Alex the African grey parrot, talking parrot, cognition, behavior, streaming video Tonight, I will attend Irene Pepperberg’s reading where she will read from her new book about her friend and colleague, Alex the African grey parrot. Below is an interesting video showing some of what Alex was capable of doing, and…

Irene Pepperberg to Appear in NYC

tags: Irene Pepperberg, cognition, learning, parrots, birds, Alex Foundation Cognitive scientist, Irene Pepperberg and her parrots, Griffin, Arthur (Wart) and Alex. Image: Mike Lovett, Brandeis University. I just wanted to let you know that Irene Pepperberg has several speaking engagements to promote her new book, Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered…

Magpies Challenge Bird Brain Myth

tags: cognition, behavior, self-recognition, self awareness, tool use, memory, brain architecture, birds, European magpie, Pica pica, researchblogging.org Figure 1. European magpie, Pica pica, with yellow mark [larger view]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060202. Birds have been disparaged publicly as “bird brains” for so long that most people have lost the ability to view them as intelligent and sentient…

Encephalon is Now Available

tags: Encephalon, blog carnivals The 38th edition of Encephalon is now ready for you to read, so stampede on over there for some brainy goodness!

tags: brain blogging, blog carnivals The 23rd edition of the Brain Blogging carnival is now available for you to enjoy. And hey, they included one of my pieces!

tags: encephalon, blog carnivals The 37th edition of Encephalon is now available for your reading pleasure. The editor included a submission from me, so of course, I am happy!

Video Memorial of Alex The Parrot

tags: Irene Pepperberg, Alex, African grey parrot, streaming video Alex was a famous African grey parrot who could count to six, identify colors and even express frustration with repetitive scientific trials. He died about five weeks ago, after 30 years of helping researchers better understand the avian brain. This streaming video below the fold has…

The 33rd edition of Encephalon was just published and they included one of my essays. As you might remember, I hosted the previous edition of Encephalon so be sure to visit this issue as well!