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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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Ivan Pavlov

What is  the Classical Conditioning ?

The Classical Conditioning by Ivan Pavlov says that the paring of a conditional stimulus (bell) with an unconditioned stimulus (meat) elicits an unconditioned response (salivation). Repetition produces a conditional reflex in which the bell alone elicits salivation in his dog.

On the other hand in the Operant Conditioning by Skinner learning occurs as a consequence of reinforcement. If a response is reinforced, its frequency will increase, but if it is punished, its frequency will decrease.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

"Ivan Pavlov"

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