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Saturday, August 6 • 2:40pm - 3:20pm
Avian cognition and consciousness: The gray parrot and its implications on animal welfare

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Based on her research with African Grey parrots, Dr. Pepperberg argues that nonhumans have, at the least, a sense of awareness, which may or may not be distinct from full consciousness. She proposes that this awareness is required for complex tasks and is a form of higher order cognition.

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Irene Pepperberg

Irene M. Pepperberg (SB, MIT, ’69; PhD., Harvard, ’76), Research Associate and lecturer (Harvard). She has been a visiting Assistant Professor (Northwestern University), tenured Associate Professor (University of Arizona), visiting Associate Professor (MIT Media Lab), and an Adjunct Associate Professor (Brandeis). She received John Simon Guggenheim, Selby, and Radcliffe Fellowships, is a Fellow of AAAS, APA, MPA, APS, Animal... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 2:40pm - 3:20pm
2. Pauley Ballroom East 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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