|Pavlov (ˈpævlɒv, Russian ˈpavləf)|
|Ivan Petrovich (iˈvan pɪˈtrɔvitʃ). 1849--1936, Russian physiologist. His study of conditioned reflexes in dogs influenced behaviourism. He also made important contributions to the study of digestion: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1904|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
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Pavlov Pav·lov (pāv'lôf', -lŏv', päv'ləf), Ivan Petrovich. 1849-1936.
Russian physiologist known for his discovery of the conditioned response. He won a 1904 Nobel Prize for his research on the nature of digestion.
|Pavlov (pāv'lôv', -lôf') Pronunciation Key
Russian physiologist who studied the digestive system of dogs, investigating the nervous control of salivation and the role of enzymes. His experiments showed that if a bell is rung whenever food is presented to a dog, the dog will eventually salivate when it hears the bell, even if no food is presented. This demonstration of what is known as a conditioned response prompted later scientific studies of human and animal behavior.