Imagining the Dog’s Point of View

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room  { MAP } Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

PAST PROGRAM

GUEST SPEAKER:

Alexandra Horowitz

Barnard College
Dog Cognition Lab

What is it like to be a dog? Dog cognition researcher and bestselling author Alexandra Horowitz describes her research into the perceptual and cognitive abilities of our faithful companions, and highlights her research into the dog’s impressive sense of smell (as well as the abilities of the human nose, by comparison).

This lecture is sponsored by Caring Canines of Southern Vermont Therapy, Pets Etc, RRMC, and Tracking Club of Vermont.

Alexandra Horowitz has been teaching at Barnard College since 2004. Her research is in dog cognition and she is currently testing the olfactory experience of the domestic dog through experiments in natural settings. In her new book, Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell, Dr. Horowitz, explains how smells change a dog’s perception in surprising ways.