Putin using Pavlov to break Zelensky, Kyiv

Most soldiers can withstand 30 days of continuous attack. But Pavlov discovered that when days 40–45 roll around, all of them suffer from mental breakdown. They also reach a point where under questioning/torture victims will write confessions to crimes they did not commit, and even reprogram their loyalties to the aggressor. (Photo of Ivan Pavlov by unknown author and available in the public domain from Creative Commons.)

Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov discovered that when laboratory animals are “subjected to prolonged physical and psychic stress,” they mentally fall apart.

When humans can no longer handle stress-causing stimulus over time, they have what we now call “mental breakdowns.”



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