Psychic Secretion

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Psychic Secretion

 

secretion by the digestive glands in response to stimuli earlier associated with the ingestion of food (the appearance and odor of food, the circumstances under which it is eaten, and conversation about eating). I. P. Pavlov showed that this phenomenon is similar to a conditioned reflex. Therefore, the term “psychic secretion” should be regarded as incorrect.

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