What is the supranormal stimulus, the curious phenomenon by which the instincts can be twisted – BBC News World

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The peacock’s tail is often cited as an example of supernormal stimuli that can be found in nature.

Why do we like what we like and how our most basic desires sometimes push us in the wrong direction?

In the late 1940s, two great scientists, Nobel laureate Konrad Lorenz, an Austrian zoologist, and Dutch biologist Nikolaas “Niko” Tinbergen, co-founders of the field of ethology (behavioral biology), were interested in how instinct works. .

His experiments revealed something unexpected: instincts, which had evolved to help animals live better lives, could be manipulated in the laboratory.

if they changed the trigger of behavior and the behavior itself became strange.

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What is the supranormal stimulus, the curious phenomenon by which the instincts can be twisted – BBC News World