Average is beautiful?

Posted 9 years ago by Evan Tishuk

"If we choose healthy partners because our visual system picks them out due to perceptual fluency, then we may still have an evolved mechanism to prefer averageness." I've never heard it put that way, but in dealing with clients, I have encountered a human predilection for averageness. Lamentably, most people prefer: safe, boring, tame, lukewarm, ho-hum, stale, trite. Guess the most popular variety of bagel? Plain.

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olivier blanchard ~ 9 years ago

Camembert-encrusted salmon?

Evan Tishuk ~ 9 years ago

Camembert-encrusted salmon? How about some beluga on that with a dusting of truffle?

As long as we're going down this road... Asiago bagel with bacon-scallion cream cheese is probably the best widely available bagel combo.

olivier blanchard ~ 9 years ago

The latest big seller in the 864 is Low-carb whole wheat mesquite-smoked crabmeat salad with capers, feta cheese and fennel.

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