Episode 31: Talking Animals

Nov 18, 2019, 06:00 AM
“You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you” were the last words of Alex the Parrot, who may have been the only animal to understand and engage in human speech

We cover the life of Alex, and the controversy surrounding his supposed ability to actually speak English. 

References and Further Reading
  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/10/science/10cnd-parrot.html
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/sep/13/usa.stephenmoss
  3. https://youtu.be/rrX1nrvPbLY
  4. https://youtu.be/62rXKjXgr60
  5. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/10/science/10cnd-parrot.html
  6. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/experts-parrots-mimic/
  7. https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/how-do-parrots-talk/amp/
  8. http://whoami.sciencemuseum.org.uk/whoami/findoutmore/yourbrain/whatisspecialabouthumanlanguage/howdoesyourbraincontrollanguage/howdoyouspeak
  9. https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=129083762
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