Thursday, March 08, 2007

Smarter than most Celebs

I have been lucky enough to go to a "bird nerd" lecture with Dr. Irene Pepperberg, who has done amazing studies with African Grey Parrots.

She has done a 30- year plus study with the parrots. She tried to teach them to distinguish between different sorts of matter, different colors and shapes. Alex could say the answer to her questions most of the was pretty cool.

Check it out if you are interested. Click away:

If you are interested let me know and I'll post video.

It is pretty amazing but I don't want to bore the non-animal people.


LA said...

Bird - That must have been tremendously rewarding to attend a lecture with a noted expert! Was it sponsored through the zoo or a university or something?

BTW, you need to go over to V's blog and help him ID some birds he took pictures of.

joy said...

That's cute.