Transmissions from the Singing Planet

I recently began blogging for Thinking Animals, Inc., an organization affiliated with the Hunter College Animal Behavior & Conservation program that organizes public lectures on animal intelligence by respected scientists in the field. The blog will be available online with an update to Thinking Animals’ current website, to occur within the next several weeks. This article discusses a lecture entitled “Communication: What can animals tell us?” that was held on Nov. 16, 2012.

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On a study abroad program in 2010 my classmates and I spent several days living among Maasai families in the village of Engare Sero in Northern Tanzania. In the last days of our stay, we partook in the ceremonial killing and butchering of a goat. It was the first time that many of us, as Americans, had participated in the process of killing an animal for food. This essay about the experienced was published in the Fall 2011 edition of Wander: Brandeis International Travel Journal.

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The Last Study

In 2012 I spent several months blogging for the Pepperberg Lab and Alex Foundation, a lab that studies cognition in African grey parrots. This is my favorite of the articles I wrote there, a post which covered some of the latest research out of the lab.

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