The life of the animal mind
Broadcast: Midmorning, 04/01/2008, 10:06 a.m.
Scientists have shown that animals such as dogs and birds not only have the capacity for language, but also for creating complicated social alliances. Midmorning examines the formerly unknown potential of the animal psyche.
- Alex Kacelnik: Professor of Behavioural Ecology at the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford.
- Irene Pepperberg: Cognitive psychologist at Brandeis University. And founder of The Alex Foundation. She trained Alex, an African Grey parrot, who could name 50 objects at the time of his death last year.