Sensory Capacity of the Military Working Dog
Final rept. 1 Dec 1968-14 Jan 1972
MISSISSIPPI UNIV UNIVERSITY DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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An olfactometer with appropriate programing and recording equipment was assembled and threshold determinations made for several common odorous substances with values ranging from 0.1 to 0.3 percent by volume. At present the effect of behavioral baselines on threshold measures are under study. Analysis of masking agents on olfactory sensitivity is about to begin. Technical problems suggested changing from Landolt Cs to Ronchi rulings for visual acuity measurements. Using Landolts Cs the dogs appeared to come under stimulus control but exhibited unstable behavior. A number of auditory determinations were made.