Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

i-66cab6c7dda063add71d9aae37024913-grey fluff.bmp There’s a nifty little radio show broadcast out of Canada called ‘IAmAScientist‘ which focuses on [wait for it] the lives of scientists. The most recent show, cataloged via podcast courtesy of the friendly yet mysterious host, chats up Retrospectacle’s favorite birdly scientist, Dr. Irene Pepperberg herself. Check it out here.

I also just noticed that the Canadian host says ‘aboot.’ Hehe. :)

Irene discusses at length her techniques and experiments with African Grey parrots and her most recent work on Muller-Lyer illusion perception in parrots. Even after spending a weekend with her, I learned quite a bit that was new about her and her work in this cast.