Category Archives: Brain & Behavior

The Psychology Behind Wrapping Paper [Reprise]

Believe it or not, there have been studies that determine why we use wrapping paper on gifts! Continue reading

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Portrait of a Very Happy Gentoo Penguin

a gentoo penguin, a pod of hungry orcas, a group of research scientists in a boat in Antarctica. Continue reading

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Genius Bird

This interesting video shows just how smart ravens really are Continue reading

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Irene Pepperberg Talks about Alex Her Parrot Colleague

Last night, I attended a reading by Irene Pepperberg, so I am sharing this video interview with Irene about Alex Continue reading

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Alex the African Grey Parrot: Was Alex a Genius?

This video provides a brief glimpse into the relationship between Alex and Irene Pepperberg. Irene is in NYC today, promoting her new book about Alex Continue reading

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One of Life's Tiny Dramas Captured Forever on Film

An affecting series of images documenting a healthy bird’s attempt to save its mortally injured companion Continue reading

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What Would You Like to ask Irene Pepperberg?

Irene Pepperberg will be making a book tour appearance this Sunday in NYC that I will be attending Continue reading

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Why Are Female Blue Tits Unfaithful?

Female blue tits might be unfaithful based both on their body condition and on that of their mates Continue reading

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Terry the Talking Raven

this is a video of an amazing talking raven named Terry Continue reading

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Rooney the Talking Magpie

This species has a sweet little talking voice that will make you smile Continue reading

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