Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)
Alex: One Smart Parrot
Irene Pepperberg has a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry, which makes one wonder what possessed her to devote her professional life to teaching parrots. Here is her reply (personal communication, 2001).
KeywordsHuman Child Vocal Learning Correct Object Chance Probability Grey Parrot
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