Pavlov’s dogPosted: September 26, 2013 Filed under: Birthdays | Tags: Bobby Darin - Splish Splash, conditioned reflex, famous Russians, Ivan Pavlov, Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1904, Nobel prize winnners, Pavlov's Dog, Pavlovian conditioning, September 26 birthdays, soap causes weeping in children 1 Comment
Today is the birth day of Ivan Pavlov, the renowned Nobel prize winning Russian physiologist who discovered that dogs like salivating when humans ring bells (or something). Coincidentally, today I discovered the ‘child as Pavlov’s dog’ phenomenon as I put my youngest daughter in the shower. To make her cry, I just say the word ‘soap.’ If there is dirt her body will find it, then she will share it with the walls of our house. She is generous like that, my baby gurl could be the grottiest little monster on the planet.
Happy BD Mr. Pavlov. 🙂