Factors Influencing Odor Sensitivity in the Dog
PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA MONELL CHEMICAL SENSES CENTER
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The report covers an investigation of the possible influence of adaptation on the ability of dogs and human subjects to detect alpha-ionone the form of the concentration-response function for alpha-ionone in dogs the time trained dogs required to reach stable performance levels on low concentrations of alpha-ionone and its relation to adsorption time in olfactometers the concentration response function for amyl acetate in the dog and quantitative measures of flow rate and associated parameters in dogs sniffing odor and air. The relevance of data to mechanisms of olfactory discrimination is discussed. Data on flow rate changes obtained from dogs not trained to detect odors presented is also given.
- Anatomy and Physiology