There are only two problems you can have in detection work— Part 2

This is the second part of this series. Click here to read the first part. Shaping response to odor Now when your dog finds target odor pause do not pay right away. If she stays with her nose in the tube mark and pay this. Many dogs will leave the odor when you delay reward, […]

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Memories are strengthened via brainwaves produced during sleep, new study shows

Researchers use medical imaging to map areas involved in recalling learned information while we slumber Date:May 15, 2019 Source:Concordia UniversitySummary:New research brings us closer to understanding how learned information turns into reliable memories during sleep. For the full article click the link:

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There are only two problems you can have in detection work:

1. the dog is not alerting on the target odor2. she is alerting on things other than target odor A rather simplistic view I know but let’s start to unpack how that could be and what we can do to avoid both problems from the start. This will be the first of several posts presenting […]


Chatterbox parents may boost tots’ intelligence

Young children who are exposed to large amounts of adult speech tend to have better cognitive skills Date:April 30, 2019Source:University of YorkSummary:A major new study has identified a link between kids who hear high quantities of adult speech and better nonverbal abilities such as reasoning, numeracy and shape awareness. Read the full report:


What makes memories stronger?

from Science Daily Researchers shed new light on how the brain solidifies important memories Date:April 29, 2019Source:VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)Summary:Scientists have found that highly demanding and rewarding experiences result in stronger memories. By studying navigation in rats, the researchers traced back the mechanism behind this selective memory enhancement to so-called replay processes in […]