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Ivan Pavlov (People)

"What can you tell me about—"
"Nothing."
"Of course. Your Pavlovian response."

In Pavlov's most famous experiment, he conditioned dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell. See, first, he got them to associate the sound of the bell with food, which would make them salivate. But then he took away the food! And they still salivated because the brain is DUMB and thinks bell = food, no matter what. Clearly, Vinnie has been asked "What can you tell me about..." so many times that he automatically responds with "Nothing," because the brain is SMART and knows answers = trouble.

2.15 "The Quick and the Wed"
Who's Who bio: Ivan Pavlov

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