Brandeis researcher Irene Pepperberg spoke Wednesday about her work with Alex, the famed African Grey Parrot. Their relationship spanned thirty years and produced some groundbreaking insights into the abilities of non-humans to both understand complex concepts as well as communicate them.
Read more about her talk Wednesday in the Brandeis Hoot article by Kayla Dos Santos. If it piques your curiosity, check out the book Dr. Pepperberg published after Alex's death a couple of years ago. It is her (his?) memoir, titled "Alex and Me."