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tags: psychology, behavior, pedagogy, education, learning, teaching methods, model/rival technique, Avian Learning EXperiment, Avian Language EXperiment, ALEX, researchblogging.org,peer-reviewed research, journal club ALEX the African Grey Parrot and Dr Irene Pepperberg. Image: The ALEX Foundation. Like anyone who has taught science courses, and probably like anyone who has ever taught anything to a classroom in the…

tags: Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan, newsreel footage, human behavior, learning, streaming video Helen Keller, the American author, political activist and lecturer, and her instructor and lifelong companion, Anne Sullivan, appear in this Vitaphone newsreel from 1930. In this rare footage, Sullivan demonstrates how Helen Keller learned to talk. The final line of this footage, “I…

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…

tags: researchblogging.org, begging calls, brood parasitism, coevolution, learning, social shaping, ornithology, Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo, Chalcites basalis, Chrysococcyx basalis Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo, Chalcites (Chrysococcyx) basalis, Capertee Valley, NSW, Australia, September 2003. Image: Aviceda [larger view]. Brood parasites are birds, fish or insects that deceive unrelated animals of the same species or different species to care for their offspring.…

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…

tags: Alex, African grey parrot, Psittacus erithacus, cognition, learning, speech disabilities, Irene Pepperberg Alex, the African grey parrot, Psittacus erithacus, who worked with Irene Pepperberg for more than 30 years. Image: Illustration by Andrew Kuo, Photograph by John Woo. An article about Alex, the African grey parrot who worked with Irene Pepperberg, has been reprinted…

Alex’s Obituary in the LATimes

tags: Alex, African grey parrot, Psittacus erithacus, cognition, learning, speech disabilities, Irene Pepperberg Alex, the African grey parrot, Psittacus erithacus, who worked with Irene Pepperberg for more than 30 years. Image: Brandeis University. Alex, the African grey parrot who worked with Irene Pepperberg, has managed something that most of us never will: his obituary is…

I promised that I would post the link to the interview with Irene Pepperberg by All Things Considered, so here it is. It also includes a streaming version [3:53]

Alex’s Obituary in the NYTimes

tags: Alex, African grey parrot, Psittacus erithacus, cognition, learning, speech disabilities, Irene Pepperberg Alex, the African grey parrot, Psittacus erithacus, who worked with Irene Pepperberg for more than 30 years. Image: Mike Lovett/Brandeis University [larger size] Alex, the African grey parrot who worked with Irene Pepperberg, has managed something that most of us never will:…

Streaming Alex The Parrot

tags: Alex, African grey parrot, Irene Pepperberg, streaming video “Alex is actually THINKING!” Well, of course animals think. They’re constantly making decisions based on information available to them. What was special about Alex, the African grey parrot who worked with Irene Pepperberg, was his ability to communicate his thoughts, giving us insight into how his…