Fechner Speaker

New York Times'; Best Seller Author to Speak at UMSL | Optometry Fechner Day

The University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry's 13th Annual Fechner Day will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:30pm in Lucas Hall Room 100. Fechner Day is celebrated at many academic institutions including an annual international conference.The tradition has continued at UMSL thanks to the generous support of Dean Davis.

This year's guest speaker will be Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, a New York Times' Best Seller Author who has written several books and additional publications. One of her books, Inside of a Dog spent 63 weeks as a New York Times bestseller. Her latest book Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes was published January, 2013. Horowitz's address to Fechner Day guest is entitled, "Examining Others"; Points of View.

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz is a professor of psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University; she earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science at the University of California at San Diego. The Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard conducts research on a wide range of topics, including, lately: dog olfaction; inter-species play behavior; and attributions of secondary emotions to dogs.

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