Joan Elliott

This is about the only thing that I remember from my psychology lectures ….


The Russian scientist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was born in 1849 in Ryazan, where his father worked as a village priest. In 1870 Ivan Pavlov abandoned the religious career for which he had been preparing, and instead went into science.

Ivan studied the reason why dog’s salivate at certain times and conducted a series of experiments to figure out the phenomena. One of the experiments involved striking a bell when the dogs were fed.
If the bell was sounded in close association with their meal, the dogs learnt to associate the sound of the bell with food. After a while, at the mere sound of the bell, they responded by drooling.

Calling the cats must be a modern day equivalent. 🙂 🙂