Alexandra Horowitz: "On Looking"
March 14, 2013
Guest: Alexandra Horowitz
Take a walk around the block and look around — what do you see? What don’t you see? Cognitive scientist ALEXANDRA HOROWITZ says that most of us fail to see a lot of the world around us. Horowitz, the author of the bestselling book “Inside of a Dog,” has now turned her attention to human perception. To explore how we people perceive the world, Horowitz walked around her Manhattan block dozens of times, often with different people, including a geologist, a naturalist, a blind woman, a sound designer, and a toddler. She found that we all see things differently and most of us would be surprised at what remains hidden in plain sight. Horowitz, a professor of psychology at Barnard College, talks to Marty about her new book, “On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes.”