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William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 19:02:26 UTC 2018

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Feb 23, 2018 6:43 AM, "William Flynn Wallace" <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> People easily learn to fear spiders but won't learn to fear door knobs
> with any kind of training.
> I can imagine Pavlovian conditioning.  Hit someone with a doorknob often
> enough, and then when they next see you or anyone wield it - or,
> eventually, just see one in a door...
That would work with people, though if the guy were going through a
hardware store he would not run screaming from the door knobs.  In lab
animals, the only one ethically usable, rekpeated shocks or whatever just
do not work unless the animal has a prepared fear for that thing.

bill w​

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