Local Author Spotlight
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
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Barnard psychology professor and best-selling author Alexandra Horowitz discusses her newest book, On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes. Charmingly adept at explaining the mysteries of human perception, she shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary—to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, “the observation of trifles.” What we see, how we see it, and why most of us do not see the same things reveals the startling power of human attention and what it means to be an expert observer. Registration requested.