Scent Trailing by Tracking Dogs. What is the Physiological Basis for Concentration Coding ?

  • Kjell B. Døving
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The olfactory organs of mammals have several outstanding properties. Some of these are well known to us. Police dogs are able to sniff out drugs, and avalanche dogs rescue unfortunate skiers trapped under snow. In these acts the dogs demonstrate their ability to detect small quantities of odorants and discriminate different smells.


Olfactory Bulb Isoamyl Acetate Odour Concentration Olfactory Organ Olfactory Cortex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kjell B. Døving
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of OsloOslo 3Norway

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