Guess what: Henry isn’t smearing his soggy tongue across your face when you return home because he loves you and is super interested in how your Match.com date went. He’s looking for a regurgitated handout. In fact, there’s a lot about our shameless domesticated pals that we don’t quite understand, even in the post-post-Jack London era. Enter Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, researcher at Barnard College’s Dog Cognition Lab and author of the bestselling Inside of a Dog. As part of Weeknights at the Wagner — a series of evening lectures hosted by North Philly’s amazing underdog science museum — Horowitz will give insight on the ways her lab studies dogs as well as new research on canine-human interaction.
Thu., March 14, 5:30 p.m., free, Wagner Free Institute of Science, 1700 W. Montgomery Ave., 215-763-6529, wagnerfreeinstitute.org.