Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 8:00p -
Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building
1605 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
Lectures & Conferences
"Alex the Parrot and the Mysteries of Language" with Irene Pepperberg
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington
Dr. Irene Pepperberg, a Research Associate and Lecturer at Harvard, has been studying the cognitive and communicative abilities of grey parrots for over 40 years. Her most famous subject was Alex, the grey parrot with whom she worked for decades. He displayed astonishing abilities in learning, communication and feeling. After a brief description of the history of research on avian abilities and of her work with Alex, Dr. Pepperberg will present her most recent findings with her current subjects, Griffin and Athena, showing how their intelligence compares with human children.
Admission is free and no tickets are required. Visit carylectureseries.org for more details.
Artist / Speaker: Dr. Irene Pepperberg