Proud Belfast pooches graduate from ground breaking Queen’s sniffing study

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Period10 Dec 2021

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  • Title Proud Belfast pooches graduate from ground breaking Queen’s sniffing study
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBelfast Telegraph
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date10/12/2021
    DescriptionA number of dogs across Belfast have been celebrated on Friday after contributing to a Queen’s University study into scent detection.

    The proud pups all got their graduation certificates for work done since 2019 by the Animal Behaviour Centre at the School of Psychology.

    Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph PhD researcher Clara Wilson explained the dogs pick between breath samples given by humans, with the goal of determining whether they can detect when humans are stressed.

    While many dog owners will already have the experience of a family pet approaching them when they are feeling low, Clara said this study aims to prove this definitively, with the humans who provided the samples hooked up to machines measuring their heart rate and blood pressure.

    Unlike other similar studies looking into the amazing power of a dog’s nose, this Queen’s research involved dogs from ordinary people across Belfast.
    Producer/AuthorChristopher Leebody
    URLhttps://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/proud-belfast-pooches-graduate-from-ground-breaking-queens-sniffing-study-41139279.html
    PersonsClara Wilson

Keywords

  • dogs
  • stress
  • detection
  • physiology
  • olfaction