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The Importance of the Secure Base Effect for Domestic Dogs – Evidence from a Manipulative Problem-Solving Task

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, May 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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18 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
65 tweeters
facebook
36 Facebook pages
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6 Google+ users
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1 Redditor

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Title
The Importance of the Secure Base Effect for Domestic Dogs – Evidence from a Manipulative Problem-Solving Task
Published in
PLoS ONE, May 2013
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0065296
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lisa Horn, Ludwig Huber, Friederike Range, Horn L, Huber L, Range F

Abstract

It has been suggested that dogs display a secure base effect similar to that found in human children (i.e., using the owner as a secure base for interacting with the environment). In children, this effect influences their daily lives and importantly also their performance in cognitive testing. Here, we investigate the importance of the secure base effect for dogs in a problem-solving task.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Austria 6 7%
Italy 2 2%
Hungary 2 2%
Germany 1 1%
Portugal 1 1%
France 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Other 1 1%
Unknown 74 81%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 31%
Student > Master 15 16%
Student > Bachelor 13 14%
Researcher 13 14%
Other 12 13%
Other 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 47 52%
Psychology 17 19%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 8%
Unspecified 5 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 4%
Other 11 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 229. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 May 2017.
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#31,659
of 8,603,937 outputs
Outputs from PLoS ONE
#836
of 118,049 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#403
of 123,909 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#28
of 3,877 outputs
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