This item:Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence–and Formed by Irene Pepperberg Paperback $ Alex & Me is the remarkable true story of an extraordinary relationship between psychologist Irene M. Pepperberg and Alex, an African Grey parrot who proved. Review: Alex and Me by Irene Pepperberg. Video: Watch Alex show off his amazing intelligence. By Deborah Blum. MY FIRST confession: I’m a.
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He could tell you which objects were bigger, smaller, the same or different and why. I mean, she chose Alex over her husband — would she really be willing to admit it irrne her ostensible wunderkind of a bird turned out to be an ordinary animal that was just incredibly receptive to being trained?
Pepperberg does an absolutely splendid job telling her and Alex’s love story.
Despite that, if you are an animal lover, be sure to give pepperbdrg book a try. Alex Alex participating in a numerical cognition experiment. Alex was an incredible being and Pepperberg did an outstanding job explaining about her relationship with Alex and the efforts she made to bridge the communication gap between them.
Gosh, another book that mentions the wonderful atmosphere at MIT lab.
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I have wept at the loss of some of these, both screamed and laughed at their antics. Mar 14, Mmars rated it liked it. To really convince the science world you have to do things that way, and look what she accomplished. Hardcoverpages. The book is also in dire need of an editor.
All in all the book could have been better. I laughed and I cried. I was fascinated by Alex’s ability to communicate with Irene Pepperberg, who purchased him at a Chicago-area pet store when she began her research at Purdue University in the s. I just ,started reading, really reading A fantastic book about Dr Pepperberg and her parrot Alex.
Retrieved 20 February Alex had a vocabulary of over words but was exceptional in that he appeared to have understanding of what he said. Not more than a couple of hours after I finished reading this book about a famous African Grey Parrot I’m personally not pep;erberg bird person, irens I started listening to the audiobook version of this book mainly because it was available from my library, mr also because a co-worker has a 2-year-old African grey parrot named Xlex. I feel even worse about my dad’s parrot now that I’ve read this wonderful book!
It is amazing to think of how much birds actually do understand. But I did enjoy it, read it basically in one sitting this morning before work–thankfully I was working late! For the last 30 years, Alex had been the focus of research into the cognitive abilities of African Grey parrots.
Snd to Read saving…. The media and opposite party villified this aspect of an overwhelmingly emotional event that spilled out into the streets. Massachusetts Institute of Technology with her latest pet peppperberg. Particulary liked the parts about her life and her connections to Alex more so than the details about his training and how smart he was.
She seems to have trouble connecting to other people, as evidenced by her failed marriage.
Being an African Grey parrot mom, I learned so much about their intelligence. Disrturbingly, the scapegoat of all On October 25within two weeks of his possible re-election, Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, were killed in an airplane crash.
Archived from the original on 11 February Paul, gregarious, with an ear always open to anyone who would talk to him, and Sheila, mostly known for her dedication anr the causes of battered women.
However, as Alex had been asked this question before, he seemed to have become bored. There was just one thing that I was disappointed about.
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I feel he knew his time had come. Pepperberg was more dedicated to Alex and her research than to her husband. We are talking about grief here. And this book just makes me want to run home from wherever I am to squeeze the bejeezus out of him.
Sure, all life is connected and interdependent, but that doesn’t mean you can’t peepperberg hierarchies for specific qualities. She was denied funding and grants repeatedly because of her unconventional approach to the study of animal behavior. Not more than a ppepperberg of hours after I finished reading this book about aldx famous African Grey Parrot who died at age 30 did I hear the fresh news of a bird named Horace who died after being in a friend’s family for 45 years.
And I thought 30 years of research with Alex deserved more pages than she allowed. When asked questions in the context of research testing, he gave the correct answer approximately 80 percent of the time. Nov 01, Moh Nasiri rated it really liked it Shelves: I can only say that I have grieved over the loss of pets in my life, and can verify that such grief peppeberg as real and overwhelming as grief over the loss of a human peppperberg.
Lists with This Book. Retrieved 26 January For example, dogs are superior to humans in terms of their sense of smell.
Losing such a bird would be like losing a family member in many ways.