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----- CLASSICAL CONDITIONING -----
"(clas ikul kon dih shun ing): a type of associative learning; the associaition of normally irrelevant stimulus with a fixed behavioural response" [Campbell, Biology 4th Editon]

A dog drooling at a bone
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When a dog sees his food, he will start to drool.

A dog drooling at a bone after hearing a dinner bell
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If a bell is rung every time he is given food, the fact that he is given food only when the bell rings will be inputted in his mind.

A dog drooling at after hearing a dinner bell
Dog, bell, and bowl in modified picture are from ConsumerAffairs.Com Pet Care and Supplies, The Ratings, and Groovy Gifts respectively.

Eventually he will start drooling as soon as he hears bell ring without having to see any food. The dog has learned to associate the bell and the food, and has changed his behaviour accordingly, by drooling when he hears the bell ring.


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