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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... Read More →

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