Interesting Research in Using Animals to Detect Substances
Fascinating research summarized in The Economist. Basically, detecting dogs respond to unconscious cues from their handlers, and generate false alarms because of them.
It makes sense, as dogs are so attuned to humans. I'll bet bomb-sniffing bees don't make the same mistakes.
EDITED TO ADD (3/14): Research paper.
Posted on March 4, 2011 at 7:07 AM • 52 Comments