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Daily Inspiration: Alex, Griffin & Einstein

Dr. Pepperberg with Griffin, Athena & Arthur

On September 6, 2007, Dr. Irene Pepperberg's  science colleague of 30 years died, and left a big hole in the world of animal research. Alex the parrot helped to prove that the phrase "bird brain", was actually a compliment. Dr. Pepperberg's research is showing that Alex, and other parrots, have the intelligence of a 5 year old child. Alex may have passed away, but his memory lives on in Dr. Pepperberg's continued research. Here is their story:

In this video, Dr. Pepperberg shows Griffin, a parrot she has been working with for 12 years. And, she visits Einstein, a very smart parrot from Tennessee:

Dr. Pepperberg has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from M.I.T, a masters degree in chemistry from Harvard and a doctorate in chemical physics from Harvard. Through her research, Dr. Pepperberg hopes to determine the communication and intellectual abilities of these beautiful and intelligent animals, comparing them to great apes, marine mammals and young children.

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Dr. Pepperberg has established the Alex Foundation. The goal of this foundation is stated in this clip from their website:

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About Tamara Hoerner (1261 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

5 Comments on Daily Inspiration: Alex, Griffin & Einstein

  1. Tamara this was the best video I have ever seen I have no words to describe. Thanks

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