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Chap12 - Ivan Petrovich Pavlov(18491936 Pavlov was born in...

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Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849- 1936) Pavlov was born in Ryazan, Russia, into a “pure Russian” religious family, the oldest of 11 kids. He abandoned the idea of becoming a priest after reading Darwin’s “Origin of the Species” and Sechenov’s “Reflexes of the Brain.” Pavlov left seminary to attend the University of St. Petersburg where Sechenev was professor of physiology. Sechenev had demonstrated that a higher brain center could inhibit activity of a lower one using frog reflexes.
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Pavlov’s Early Research Pavlov graduated in 1875 and won a medal for his research on pancreatic nerves. In 1878, Botkin invited him to direct a new lab in experimental medicine, where he earned an M.D. Botkin thought stress caused most diseases as the central nervous system failed to adapt to the demands of life. He worked in Germany, then returned to Russia and had trouble finding a job, starving with no heat, but continuing his research in his apt.
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Pavlov’s Conditioning Experiments In 1895, Pavlov was hired at Univ. of St.
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