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Unformatted text preview: presented with food (an unconditioned stimulus). So he began ringing a bell before he fed them. The acquisition of its association with food began, resulting in the dogs to beginning to salivate which is a conditioned response to the conditioned stimulus, the bell. If Pavlov were to continue ringing the bell without the UCS being there eventually the conditioned response would become extinct. However, if days later the dogs once more heard the bell they would have a spontaneous recovery of the CR, but if again there was no food the CR would quickly be extinguished without the renewed pairing of the CS and UCS...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PYSH 101 taught by Professor Avalon during the Spring '08 term at UT Chattanooga.
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