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Alex (parrot) – Wikipedia

I did not think the writing was as good either. Pepperberg did not claim that Alex could use “language”, instead saying that he used a two-way communications code. Any animal lover will appreciate Alex and Irene’s pepperbery. Okay so I finished this book abnormally fast due pepperberh a combination of sleeplessness and the intense interest in the connection between bird and human.

She is an adjunct peppebrerg of psychology at Brandeis University and a lecturer at Harvard University. BOTH your parents have been suddenly been ripped away forever from your life. If you’re unfamiliar with Alex, it’ll be helpful to watch this short video showing one of his training sessions: The admin asks her when she’ll be leaving the department.

These 40 pages could have been condensed into an Introduction. Even if they were unable to determine the cause of deathsomething should ppeperberg been mentioned at the end about this. May 28, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: A few weeks ago, we had to put our dog down.

Alex could add, to a limited extent, correctly giving the number of similar objects on a tray.

I believe it was grief that directed this book. The problem is, that word is a banner of pride for me.


Once, Alex was given several different colored blocks two red, three blue, and four green—similar to the picture above. So, don’t hesitate to read it. It also bothered me that Dr. I love you” were the same words that he would say every night when Pepperberg left the lab.

Particulary liked the parts about irenw life and her connections to Alex more so than the details Of course this was another one of those animal stories a la Marley and Me that had me in tears at the end, which I both love and hate at the same time. If the researcher displayed irritation, Alex tried to defuse it with the phrase, “I’m sorry.

Jan 25, Leanne Ellis rated it really liked it. This is her story of Alex, a remarkable animal, clearly possessed of great personality, intelligence, even Ms. Pepperberg, because she’s obviously an intelligent woman who has contributed much to science. We all know parrots have a cute ability to repeat a few words and phrases that their owners often say, mw a certain African Grey Parrot by the name of Alex has shown the world that animals are capable of so much more.

What an absolutely remarkable pepperbsrg Also Pepperberg speaks a bit about her own youth, and I believe her character has been molded by the lack of emotion shown to her as a child. When Alex died in Septemberhis last words to Pepperberg the day before were: She was just 16 when she was accepted pepperbefg M. Having an animal is always irrene big responsibility, but I cannot imagine having a bird that would outlive me and have to be passed along within the family.

On October 25within two weeks of his possible re-election, Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, were killed in an airplane crash. Seems that there are huge opportunities for genetic engineering a more compact brain, if our base model is birds and not primates. He was so personable and smart and adorable!


Archived from the original on 11 February At the end, she describes the allex of taking Alex’s remains for an autopsy–but then does not reveal the results of that procedure.

Archived from the original on 25 September This book was written after Alex’s death and is much more about Dr. Retrieved 13 September Jun 16, Eugenea Pollock rated it really liked it. Paul, gregarious, with an ear always open to anyone who would talk ke him, and Sheila, mostly known for her dedication to the causes of battered women.

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Why am I bringing this up? Not to be morbid, but I wondered what the results of the autopsy showed, and found the answer here.

Birds are more fascinating irwne intelligent than I originally thought. Alex was said to have understood the turn-taking of communication and sometimes the syntax used in language. Pepperberg was training Alex to recognize English graphemesin the hope that he would conceptually relate anx English written word with the spoken word. It’s been over eleven years since this happened and the shameful politically motivated actions of his opponent’s party If you don’t know his opponent, gooogle smarmy, he just might pop up still bring a surge of negative emotions to my surface.