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Old 20th December 2017, 04:41 PM   #121
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It has been mentioned in this thread that dogs can be trained to detect certain odors, but as I recall, several years ago it was discovered that certain dogs showed the ability to detect seizures prior to the event. People with seizure disorders then are warned by the dog in time for the person to prepare so as to avoid falling.

It's my understanding that it was after the process was observed, research followed. And at first, it was observed behavior of the breed - I think - Golden Retrievers.

I guess they could then be known as 'paranormal-pups'? Sorry. Tongue. Cheek. All that.
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Old 20th December 2017, 05:43 PM   #122
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Agreed and I apologize but why did you then connect these animals with these two questions?:



When both are asking the same thing - smelling water underwater?
I'm a bad communicator.
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Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
I'm a bad communicator.
Recognising thus, the onus is upon you.
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Recognising thus, the onus is upon you.
Which is why I try to clarify if people ask.
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Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
Which is why I try to clarify if people ask.
The onus puts clarity at the at the commencement of correspondence.
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Old 29th December 2017, 07:37 PM   #126
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Not seeing what has got you excited about this - they could have a paper in progress with a journal or they consider they are not at the stage yet for publication.

The only time "MUST" and "SHOULD" come into it is if they want the test to be used in the wild by others. Then of course its effectiveness, false positive rates and so on need to be published and peer reviewed.
I did some more research and there are papers published in peer-reviewed journals (although not apparently yet on this latest study), there has been on-going research, and the university is working with other researchers to independently replicate the results. So it looks like there actually is everything we would expect from science.

There is also a study (by another university) started last month to try to teach dogs to smell Parkinson's.

This does look like a good example of someone claiming an unexpected ability and then actually being able to demonstrate that claim under controlled conditions and even leading to previously unknown knowledge.
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