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Conditioned Reflexes

Russia, (MIFF 1953, Scientific Films)

Director: Moscow Popular Science Film Studio

Reviews some of the work of the Russian physiologist, Ivan Pavlov, whose experiments with conditioned reflexes paved the way to a better understanding of human and animal behaviour. Demonstrates difference between instinct and reflex condition.

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