The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show Pigeon-Brained Listen 7 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe width="600" height="130" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=json/52935"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Dr. Robert Cook studies pigeons at Tufts University. According to his research, pigeons have remarkably good memories--he found that the birds can memorize between 800 and 1,200 images.