Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Electronic Version of "Pavlov's Dog"

The bell rings and the dog starts drooling. Such a reaction was part of studies performed by Ivan Pavlov, a famous Russian psychologist and physiologist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1904. His experiment, nowadays known as "Pavlov's Dog," is ever since considered as a milestone for implicit learning processes. By using specific electronic components scientists form the Technical Faculty and the Memory Research at the Kiel University together with the Forschungszentrum J├╝lich were now able to mimic the behavior of Pavlov`s dog. more

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