Classical Conditioning - Classical Conditioning The whole idea of classical conditioning started with a Russian scientist called Ivan Pavlov he was

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Classical Conditioning The whole idea of classical conditioning started with a Russian scientist called Ivan Pavlov, he was studying the eating habits of dogs. Ivan Pdiddyavlov was examining the digestive habits of dogs when he noticed some interesting things. Ivan knew that food in his dog’s mouth caused the dogs to salivate, dogs can't help but to salivate when they are eating, it is one of those unlearned or automatic responses. Now every time Pavlov opened up his cabinet to get the dog's food, the cabinet door made a creaking sound. One day, Pavlov opened the cabinet (it made the sound) and he noticed that his dogs were salivating without the food. Were the dogs learning? Pavlov decided to test it out. He had a tuning fork and he rang the bell for the dogs. The dogs looked at him weirdly and did not salivate. The bell, at this moment is a Neutral Stimulus , because it did nothing to the dogs. Pavlov then rang the bell and then gave the dogs food and they would salivate. He did this many many times; rang the bell and gave the dogs food and they would salivate. One day he rang the bell but did not give the dogs food and the dogs salivated. The dogs have learned to link the sound of the bell with the food, so he kept ringing the bell and the dogs kept salivating. But after awhile the dogs stopped salivating to the bell if they did not get any food over a long period of time (they have unlearned to associate food and the bell).
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