Do yourself a favor, and read this piece by Gregory Ciotti. You will thank me later.
Supernormal stimuli are environmental stimuli that generate a stronger response than what our minds and bodies were originally evolved to exhibit. One of the easiest ways to make money is to build a product or service around these supernormal stimuli – they sell themselves.
This article doesn’t just do a great job of explaining and exploring the implications of supernormal stimuli, it also has a totally killer comic on the topic by Stuart McMillen.
I feel an article coming, based on these ideas….
Thanks to Jordan Greenhall for flagging this over on FB.