Title Proud Belfast pooches graduate from ground breaking Queen’s sniffing study Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Belfast Telegraph Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 10/12/2021 Description A 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/Author Christopher Leebody URL https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/proud-belfast-pooches-graduate-from-ground-breaking-queens-sniffing-study-41139279.html Persons Clara Wilson