Alessandra Liverani

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Pavlov's Dog: Advanced Lesson - Poem by Alessandra Liverani

Pavlov was a psychologist, I think
Who supplied his dogs with food and drink
But always preceded the giving of the victuals
By ringing a bell, that was his ritual

The dogs became conditioned and would be begin salivating
Upon hearing the bell, which to the food they were relating
Their mind was programmed by this little tinkle
Though they didn't realise it, they had no inkle

The noise of a bell, though it didn't taste or smell like food
Got these dogs in a very hungry mood
Just like smokers are conditioned to relax and unwind
By inhaling noxious fumes which only confuse their mind

(Sydney, Australia - 2006)

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  • (5/25/2013 7:12:00 PM)

    Exactly! As a psychology major, I have nothing but admiration for tobacco companies. I'm glad they're the ones killing me, out of pure respect. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 9, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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