Dogs’ superior olfactory capabilities are well known and deployed worldwide for the detection of a variety of chemicals. The science of canine olfaction, however, has not kept paced with the applications of detection dogs. In my talk, we will go on a whirlwind tour of the scientific literature on canine olfaction. I will briefly highlight which hypotheses have empirical support and which do not. For example, what does the scientific literature say about which breed is best, or how sensitive the dog’s nose is compared to humans? I will also discuss some of my ongoing research and will highlight what I think remains to be studied.
Speaker: Nathaniel Hall, PhD
Nathaniel Hall is a post-doctoral researcher at Arizona State University. He earned his PhD in psychology from the University of Florida where he did research working with fruit bats, dogs and wolves. He is interested in animal behavior, and in particular, the dog’s nose, or….canine olfaction. Nathaniel has an active research program exploring canine olfaction and has delivered several talks and published scientific research articles on the topic. Nathaniel has given talks on his research at various scientific conferences including the recent Canine Science and Technology Forum. He has also published his work in the Journal of Comparative Psychology and in Genes, Brain, and Behavior.
Recorded May, 2016
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