In conversation with Jason Freeman
Cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz is the author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know. Owing to its insight and plain-spoken lightness, the book pawed its way to no. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed on the list for more than 60 weeks. In addition to teaching psychology, canine cognition, and creative nonfiction at Barnard College, Horowitz was a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, served on the staff of The New Yorker, is the author of several other scientific works, and has studied the cognition of rhinos, bonobos, and that most bizarre animal, humans. Her new book explains the ways dogs comprehend the world through their most acute and profound sense.