Cognitive and communicative abilities of Grey parrots

  title={Cognitive and communicative abilities of Grey parrots},
  author={I. Pepperberg},
  journal={Applied Animal Behaviour Science},
  • I. Pepperberg
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science
  • Abstract This paper presents results of almost 30 years of study of the cognitive and communicative activities of Grey parrots ( Psittacus erithacus ), conventionally regarded as mindless mimics. These studies have demonstrated that Grey parrots can solve various cognitive tasks and acquire and use English speech in ways that often resemble those of very young children. Examples include the concepts of same/different, colour, size and shape. The parrot Alex can also recognize and distinguish… CONTINUE READING
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