• Dogs Have Heat Sensing Noses

    22 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    Dogs' noses are famously sensitive to smells. But it turns out they can sense heat signatures, too. Bulldog, 1927 by Cecil Aldin , (1870-1935) Scientists demonstrated the ability by testing for increased brain activity when the canine subjects were presented with objects that were warmer than their surroundings. The tips of dogs' noses are different from those of many other mammals. They're full of heat-sensing nerve endings, and the fact that they're kept wet and cold seems to be related to their ability to perceive thermal radiation. This sensory endowment gives dogs an added endowment...
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