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The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs’ cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to a dog. What’s it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What’s it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, gazing at our ankles or knees? explains these things and much more. The answers can be surprising—once we set aside our inclination to anthropomorphize dogs. also contains new research—on dogs’ detection of disease, the secrets of their tails, and their . . .

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From the author of the giant #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog comes an equally smart, delightful, and startling exploration of how we perceive and discover our world.
Alexandra Horowitz’s brilliant On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary—to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, “the observation of trifles.­” On Looking is structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes, mostly in her Manhattan neighborhood, with experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-­known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. She also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it. What they see, how they see it, and why most of us do not see the same things reveal the startling power of human attention and the cognitive aspects of what it means to be an expert observer.
As the million-­plus readers of Inside of a Dog have discovered, . . .

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What do dogs know? How do they think? The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Inside of a Dog is a fresh look at the world of dogs -- from the dog's point of view. As a dog owner, Horowitz is naturally curious to learn what her dog thinks about and knows. And as a scientist, she is intent on understanding the minds of animals who cannot speak for themselves. In clear, crisp prose, Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs' perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog. What's it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on . . .

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From the author of the giant bestseller comes an equally smart, delightful, and startling exploration of how we perceive and discover our world. Alexandra Horowitz’s brilliant shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary—to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, “the observation of trifles.­” is structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes, mostly in her Manhattan neighborhood, with experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-­known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. She also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it. they see, they see it, and why most of us do see the same things reveal the startling power of human attention and the cognitive aspects of what it means to be an expert observer. As the million-­plus readers of have discovered, Alexandra Horowitz is charmingly adept at explaining the mysteries of human perception. Trained as a cognitive scientist, . . .

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¿Qué piensan los perros? ¿Cómo se relacionan con el mundo que los rodea? ¿Cómo interaccionan con los humanos? ¿Qué les dicen sus sentidos? La autora de este libro, psicóloga cognitiva que lleva años trabajando con animales, se introduce en la mente de un perro y nos explica qué ve, huele, siente... Y las conclusiones son en muchos casos sorprendentes.
Imprescindible para los amantes de los perros, pero también para cualquiera interesado por la ciencia, este fascinante ensayo nos explica por qué un perro siente el impulso irrefrenable de perseguir a un ciclista, cómo es capaz de oler no sólo la comida sino también la tristeza de los humanos e incluso el paso del tiempo, cómo su oído le permite escuchar la vibración de los insectos al volar o el zumbido de un fluorescente.... En definitiva, cómo se ve el mundo desde la mente de un perro.

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Êtes-­vous conscient qu’en ce moment même vous ratez l’essentiel de ce qui se passe autour de vous, là, sous votre nez ? Pour vous en convaincre et redécouvrir la magie du monde, il suffit d’appliquer la méthode proposée par Alexandra Horowitz : arpenter le pavé – celui de New York en l’occurrence – en compagnie d’un spécialiste d’un domaine particulier, et voir à travers ses yeux des facettes inédites du quotidien.
Partagez ainsi l’affût de ce spécialiste de la biodiversité, pour croiser les ratons laveurs et les coyotes (!­) qui ont envahi la ville.
Avec ce géologue, observez les traces des dernières glaciations dans les schistes de Central Park. Suivez les premiers pas du fils de l’auteure et repérez ces formes et ces couleurs que nous avons cessé de voir. Partez à la reconquête de vos sens guidés par cet aveugle, ce médecin, cet acousticien, etc.
À la façon d’un Jean Claude Ameisen, Alexandra Horowitz profite de ces balades buissonnières pour décortiquer les mécanismes de la . . .

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Als we leren het alledaagse op een andere manier te bekijken en, om met Sir Arthur Conan Doyle te spreken, 'de observatie van trivialiteiten' beoefenen, blijkt dat we in de wereld om ons heen veel meer kunnen waarnemen dan we aanvankelijk dachten. Geluiden blijken schaduwen te onthullen. Uit een lichaamshouding valt iemands karakter op te maken. En de onderkant van een blad aan een boom openbaart een wereld op zichzelf. In Met andere ogen loopt Alexandra Horowitz door New York, in gezelschap van verschillende deskundigen, onder andere een stadssocioloog, een kunstenares, een geoloog, een arts, een hond en een peuter. Tijdens deze wandelingen wordt duidelijk op welke manier zij de wereld om zich heen waarnemen, en wat ze zien. Horowitz beschrijft de mysteries rond de menselijke waarneming met humor en met oog voor fascinerende details. Dat leidt tot een beter begrip van de manier waarop wij de wereld en elkaar tegemoet treden en nodigt uit tot een oplettender bestaan. Er valt zo . . .

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This book highlights the state of the field in the new, provocative line of research into the cognition and behavior of the domestic dog. Eleven chapters from leading researchers describe innovative methods from comparative psychology, ethology and behavioral biology, which are combined to create a more comprehensive picture of the behavior of Canis familiaris than ever before. Each of the book’s three parts highlights one of the perspectives relevant to providing a full understanding of the dog. Part I covers the perceptual abilities of dogs and the effect of interbreeding. Part II includes observational and experimental results from studies of social cognition – such as learning and social referencing – and physical cognition in canids, while Part III summarizes the work in the field to date, reviewing various conceptual and methodological approaches and testing anthropomorphisms with regard to dogs. The final chapter discusses the practical application of behavioral and . . .

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