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Do creatures other than humans use a complex language? What does this say about animal intelligence and consciousness? Can we have a dialog with another species? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DR. IRENE M. PEPPERBERG, Associate Research Professor at Brandeis University about her years long research attempting to communicate with an African Gray Parrot. Her research has been considered very controversial, but tune in tonight and you can decide for yourself. Dr. Pepperberg talks about learning to talk with her long time partner in research, Alex. Dr. Pepperberg’s popular account of her research is titled ALEX AND ME: HOW A SCIENTIST AND A PARROT UNCOVERED A HIDDEN WORLD OF ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE AND FORMED A DEEP BOND IN THE PROCESS.