Irene M. Pepperberg

List of John Benjamins publications for which Irene M. Pepperberg plays a role.

Book series


Avian Cognition and Social Interaction

Edited by Irene M. Pepperberg

Special issue of Interaction Studies 12:2 (2011) v, 177 pp.
Subjects Artificial Intelligence | Cognition and language | Evolution of language | Interaction Studies


Pepperberg, Irene M. 2011. Avian cognition and social interaction: Fifty years of advances. Avian Cognition and Social Interaction, Pepperberg, Irene M. (ed.), pp. 195–207
The study of animal behavior, and particularly avian behavior, has advanced significantly in the past 50 years. In the early 1960s, both ethologists and psychologists were likely to see birds as simple automatons, incapable of complex cognitive processing. Indeed, the term “avian cognition” was… read more | Article
Grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) do not acquire referential English labels when tutored with videotapes displayed on CRT screens if (a) socially isolated, (b) reward for attempted labels is possible, (c) trainers direct birds’ attention to the monitor, (d) live video feed avoids habituation or… read more | Article