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supernormal stimulus

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  • A supernormal stimulus or superstimulus is an exaggerated version of a stimulus to which there is an existing response tendency, or any stimulus that elicits a response more strongly than the stimulus for which it evolved.

    For example, a moth will spiral into a flame because it is adapted to navigate by the sun (a much more distant lightsource).

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    January 21, 2012