Dogs might be able to ‘see’ with their noses, a new study suggests


Dogs might be using their highly-sensitive noses to ‘see’ as well as to smell, a new study suggests.

A team of vets, including Dr Philippa Johnson from Cornell University in New York, discovered that vision and smell are actually connected in the brains of dogs – something not yet found in any other species.

The team conducted MRI scans on a number of different dogs and successfully mapped the olfactory bulb (the part of the brain dealing with smell) to the occipital lobe (the visual processing area of the brain), shedding new light on how dogs experience and navigate the world.

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Source: Sky News