Saturday, October 25, 2008

Irene Pepperberg

Irene M. Pepperberg is an associate research professor at Brandeis University in Massachusetts and teaches animal cognition at Harvard University. Her work has been featured in major newspapers and magazines in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as well as on tele­vision, including the now-famous interview of Alex by Alan Alda on Scientific American Frontiers. Her new book is Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--And Formed a Deep Bond in the Process.

I recently asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
Not much time for reading theses days, but recently finished Water for Elephants and am now reading the galleys for Derek Bickerton's Adam's Tongue.
--Marshal Zeringue