Conditional Reflex

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Pavlov established the concept of “conditional reflex“?

He noted that a laboratory dog responded to his approaching step, as to the meat which frequently accompanied his arrival.

Pavlov found that if a tuning fork were sounded when meat was supplied, the dog would come to respond to the former in the absence of the latter; that is, salivary reflexes could be attached to an originally ineffective stimulus (tuning fork) on condition that it accompanied the native stimulus (meat) for this response.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, MD)

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