Irene Pepperberg

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Birthday
1, 1949
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1949 (age 69)
Birthplace
New York

About

Animal cognition expert most famous for her study of parrots in particular. She is one of the first leading researchers to seriously study the capacity of animals to learn language in a human-like fashion.

Before Fame

She earned her PhD from Harvard University, where she would later conduct lectures.

Trivia

She has been involved in wildlife conservation and is the President of the non-profit organization The Alex Foundation.

Family Life

She was married to a neurobiology professor.

Associated With

She and composer Martin Boykan have both taught at Brandeis University.