Conditioned Reflexes: An Investigation of the Physiological Activity of the Cerebral Cortex
An Investigation of the Physiological Activity of the Cerebral Cortex
Dr. Pavlov prepared these lectures for an audience of biologists and medical professionals, offering a precise ad full exposition that is clear and easy to follow. He first describes the theory upon which he constructed his experiments (the so-called objective method), then describes the conditioned reflex-one of his greatest contributions to psychology. Pavlov details the technical means by which he established experiments and controls, observations on formation of conditioned reflexes, external and internal reflex inhibitions, the function of cerebral hemispheres and cortex, sleep and its relationship to reflex inhibition, typology of the nervous system and the significance of these experiments in terms of psychology and behaviour.