How do dogs detect human epileptic seizures before they occur?

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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

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The dog could be detecting changes the composition or quantity of scent produced by the person in the very early stages of a seizure.
« Last Edit: 15/07/2008 04:26:11 by RD »

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