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Title: How do dogs detect human epileptic seizures before they occur?
Post by: David Cherry on 13/07/2008 16:27:15
David Cherry  asked the Naked Scientists:

Our local paper recently featured a story about a dog that was able to detect a child's grand mal seizures before they happened.  I would like to know how dogs are able to do that.

Dave Cherry

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

What do you think?
Title: How do dogs detect human epileptic seizures before they occur?
Post by: RD on 15/07/2008 04:20:01
The dog could be detecting changes the composition or quantity of scent produced by the person in the very early stages of a seizure.
Title: How do dogs detect human epileptic seizures before they occur?
Post by: thedoc on 30/07/2008 10:17:37
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