Say hello to reductio-ad-Fido. Pavlov’s dog of the classic 1927 experiments was conditioned to associate the ringing of a bell with the presentation of food. The training so complete that an involuntary response such as salivation could become triggered by the bell stimulus alone.
Consciousness is an endlessly fascinating topic. This is a short presentation that was used to facilitate a seminar on same which introduces some key terms and pointers to some of the leading thinkers in this area.