Project

Investigation of behaviour by dogs prior to human epileptic seizures and potential underlying mechanisms.

Duration
01 January 2016 → 31 March 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Behavioural biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences not elsewhere classified
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary ethics and ethology
Keywords
Human epilepsy Canis familiaris Seizure prediction Olfactory discrimination
 
Project description

This research investigates to what extent canine behaviour, that is expressed prior to epileptic seizures in humans both by trained and untrained dogs, has a predictive value and whether olfactory biomarkers can be identified, reflective of internal changes within the patient before an epileptic seizure, that are potentially involved in this behaviour.