Pavlov’s Dog Game

From site:  The Pavlov’s Dog game and related reading are based on some of the scientific achievements of Ivan Pavlov, who was awarded the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Even though the first image that comes to mind with Ivan Pavlov is his drooling dogs, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his pioneering studies of how the digestive system works.  

  • – What’s a conditioned reflex?
  • – What’s a stimulus?
  • – How can you learn a conditioned reflex?

In this game, you will find out if you can train a dog to drool on command – an example of a conditioned reflex. Ivan Pavlov’s description of how animals (and humans) can be trained to respond in a certain way to a particular stimulus, paved the way for a new and objective method of studying animal and human behaviour.

The object of the game is to train Pavlov’s dog to respond to a signal that it will associate with being fed. Choose the right signals with his food and you will successful; choose the wrong options and the dog will refuse to respond to your signals.

Note that this game uses Flash.  You will need a Flash emulator extension on your browser, such as Ruffle, to play it.