Ivan Pavlov

By Phillip Maggio


  • Was a Russian physiologist
  • Inspired by progressive ideas when he was young
  • Abandoned his religious career to pursue a career in science
  • Moved from Russia to Germany for his studies
  • Studied the technique of maintaining external nerve supply
  • Later became a professor
  • Focused on the gastric functions of children
  • Famous study involved classical conditioning, where he used dogs to study salivation of dogs and the triggers that caused it
  • Won Nobel Prize for medicine

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