Ten fun facts about Ivan Pavlov


Fact 1
After falling onto the concrete when he was 7, his schooling was held back until he was 11.

Fact 2
Pavlov did not only experiment on dogs, but he also experimented on the reflex of children.

Fact 3
Though it is said he used a bell to ring in his experiments, in his records he also used electric shocks, whistles, tuning forks and more.


Fact 4
Ivan and his wife Sara had 6 children in total. One was a miscarriage, one died in infancy and one died of pancreatic cancer.

Fact 5
During his final moments, students sat beside him because he asked them to record the the circumstances of his death.

Fact 6
Nominated in 1901 for the Nobel Prize, he did not actually win until 1904, where he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.

Fact 7
He won a fellowship and was Director of the Physiological Laboratory at the clinic of S.P. Botkin.

Fact 8
Although he was turned down for the chair of physiology at the University of Saint Petersburg, he was accepted as the chair of pharmacology at Tomsk University.

Fact 9
Pavlov wrote a letter to Stalin, discussing his disapproval with their treatment of Russian intellectuals in 1934.

Fact 10
His concept of conditioning became popular in the West and was the basis of comparative psychology.


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A Russian physiologist.

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