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Unapologetic Discriminator

As with dogs, so with us humans? I’m prepared to run with this. Attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator. It asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that. Alexandra Horowitz Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs’ perceptual and cognitive … Continue reading Unapologetic Discriminator ?

Life With Pets, Episode 4: Your Dog's Amazing Sniffer

[podcast] In this jam-packed episode of Life With Pets, host Victoria Schade chats with bestselling author Alexandra Horowitz, author of Being A Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell. Victoria also attempts to interview a singing, Christopher Walken-impersonating Jay Mohr, host of the "Mohr Stories" podcast. Show More Summary

Why little dogs yap more than big dogs

Why do little dogs yap more often and louder than the bigger dogs? Alexandra Horowitz, the author of "Being a Dog" explains why. Following is a transcript of the video. The reason that small dogs bark more than large dogs, I mean, IShow More Summary

Dogs: When They Smell Their Pee They Know It's "Me"

A new & novel study about self-recognition by dog researcher Alexandra Horowitz taps into what's happening in a dog's brain when their nose goes to work sniffing different odors.

The astounding way dogs can smell time

Have you ever wondered how tracking dogs are able to accurately track where something is just by smelling it? To find out what's actually happening, we brought in Alexandra Horowitz, author of “Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World...Show More Summary

Nonfiction: How Do Dogs Recognize Us? And Why Do We Love Cats Anyway?

Alexandra Horowitz’s “Being a Dog” focuses on olfactory skills; Abigail Tucker’s “The Lion in the Living Room” is about how cats behave.

Fall Book Review 2016

DOG BOOKS Being a Dog: Following the dog Into a World of Smell, by Alexandra Horowitz. You want to read this book. You need to read this book. Your dog wants you to read this book. It is, simply, fantastic. Here’s why: First, the information about olfaction is riveting. There has been a lot written […]

“X-Men: Apocalypse” Group Therapy Session

Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Jubilee (Lana Condor) open up about things like awkward sex, parental figures, and their true feelings on the ‘X-Men’ name with Josh Horowitz. [MTV News...

This Is Why Dogs Have An Incredible Sense Of Smell

Video: Dogs have an extraordinary sense of smell — a complex nasal architecture that lets them pick up scents and distinguish the chemical composition of hormones released by other animals. Alexandra Horowitz explains how this happens in an interesting TedEd lesson. Check it out. More »      

‘How Do Dogs See With Their Noses?’, An Animated Explanation of a Dog’s Amazing Olfactory System

3 years agoHumor : Laughing Squid

In the Ted-Ed animation, “How Do Dogs ‘See’ With Their Noses?“, educator and dog expert Alexandra Horowitz explains how a dog’s nose works as part of an amazing olfactory system. You may have heard the expression that dogs ‘see with their noses.’ But these creature’s amazing nasal architecture actually reveals a whole world beyond what […]

Book Club: A Conversation With Alexandra And Maria

Maria Popova, the host of our second Book Club, recently sat down with Alexandra Horowitz for a wide-ranging discussion of her latest book, On Looking:   Maria introduces it: For the inaugural Dish Book Club podcast, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Alexandra to discuss her wonderful tapestry of perspectives on everyday life, On Looking: Eleven Walks […]

Do Dogs Really Feel Guilt or Shame? We Really Don't Know

While humans aren't very good at reading guilt or shame it doesn't mean dogs don't feel them. The continued misinterpretation of the seminal research of Dr. Alexandra Horowitz and her co-workers is bothersome because we really do not know if dogs feel guilt or shame and her study was not directly concerned with this question. It's essential to get things right. read more

What Do Dogs Know, Think, and Feel? A New Book Tells it All

Research-based "Domestic Dogs Cognition and Behavior" edited by Barnard College psychologist Alexandra Horowitz is a must read for anyone interested in what dogs know, think, and feel. It also is essential reading for those interested...Show More Summary

Rob Walker: How walking with "experts" offers a framework, and tactics, for smarter seeing.

5 years agoArts : Design Observer

Alexandra Horowitz' book On Looking offers a framework, and specific tactics, for smarter seeing.

The Rules Of Walking In Crowds

5 years agoTechnology : Message

In order to complain about the tourists clogging New York’s streets during the holidays, Alexandra Horowitz recounts the research findings of William Whyte, who deciphered the rules of walking in crowds. Tourists simply screw it allShow More Summary

Behind The Audio: On Looking

5 years agoMedia / Publishing : Listen Up

Alexandra Horowitz explains how we perceive the world.

Alexandra Petri: Mitt Romney’s bad high school memory

6 years agoNews : ComPost

Are we now being judged by high school? The revelation that Mitt Romney, in high school at Cranbrook School, once led what Post reporter Jason Horowitz describes as “a prep school posse” to tackle John Lauber, pin him down and cut his bleached-blond hair has proved troubling to quite a few. Show More Summary


I am a great lover of footnotes, and I find a fellow footnoteophile in Alexandra Horowitz, author of the NYT Book Review essay Will the E-Book Kill the Footnote? As you see from the title (the broadsheet equivalent of E-BOOKS: THREAT...Show More Summary

The End of the Footnote?

6 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The New York Times essay "Will the E-Book Kill the Footnote?" discusses how many e-books turn footnotes into endnotes, which may or may not be hyperlinked. Author Alexandra Horowitz laments, "Few of these will be read, to be sure." She...Show More Summary

How Does Your Dog Wag?

In preparing for an interview with bestselling author Alexandra Horowitz for my upcoming book, Soldier Dogs, I re-read parts of her intriguing book, Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know. In case you haven’t seen it, it’s a must-have for dog lovers who want to gain some insight into how their dogs [...]

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