Irene M. Pepperberg

Research Associate/Lecturer

Fields of interest: 

Comparative psychology, cognitive ethology


Recent publications:

Pepperberg, I.M. & Carey, S. (accepted pending revision): 
Grey Parrot number acquisition: the inference of cardinal value from ordinal position on the numeral list,

Pepperberg, I.M. (2012):
Further evidence for addition and numerical competence by a Grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus).
Anim. Cogn. DOI 10.1007/s10071-012-0470-5

Pepperberg, I.M. (2010): 
Vocal learning in Grey parrots: A brief review of perception, production, and cross-species comparisons.
In L. Osterhout, E. Brenowitz, and D. Perkel (eds). Brain & Language,115: 81-91, special issue, doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2009.11.002,

Schachner, A., Brady, T.F., Pepperberg, I.M., Hauser, M.D. (2009):
Entrainment to music requires vocal mimicry: Evidence from nonhuman animals.
Current Biology.19: 831-836.

Pepperberg, I.M., Vicinay, J., Cavanagh, P. (2008): 
The Müller-Lyer illusion is processed by a Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus).
Perception 37:765-781.

Pepperberg, I.M. (2007).
Grey parrots do not always ‘parrot’: Phonological awareness and the creation of new labels from existing vocalizations.
Language Sciences 29: 1-13.

Pepperberg, I.M. (2006a).
Ordinality and inferential abilities of a Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus).
J. Comp. Psychol.120: 205-216.

Pepperberg, I.M. (2006b):
Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) numerical abilities: addition and further experiments on a zero-like concept.
J. Comp. Psychol.120: 1-11.

Pepperberg, I.M. & Gordon, J.D. (2005):
Numerical comprehension by a Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), including a zero-like concept.
J. Comp Psychol.119: 197-209. Division 6, APA, Frank A. Beach Comparative Psychology Award, 2005

Pepperberg, I.M. (2004a):
“Insightful” string-pulling in Grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) is affected by vocal competence.
Anim. Cogn.7:263-266.