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Social transmission of tool use and tool manufacture in Goffin cockatoos (Cacatua goffini).

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, October 2014
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8 blogs
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34 tweeters
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Title
Social transmission of tool use and tool manufacture in Goffin cockatoos (Cacatua goffini).
Published in
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, October 2014
DOI 10.1098/rspb.2014.0972
Pubmed ID
Authors

A. M. I. Auersperg, A. M. I. von Bayern, S. Weber, A. Szabadvari, T. Bugnyar, A. Kacelnik, Auersperg AM, von Bayern AM, Weber S, Szabadvari A, Bugnyar T, Kacelnik A

Abstract

Tool use can be inherited, or acquired as an individual innovation or by social transmission. Having previously reported individual innovative tool use and manufacture by a Goffin cockatoo, we used the innovator (Figaro, a male) as a demonstrator to investigate social transmission. Twelve Goffins saw either demonstrations by Figaro, or 'ghost' controls where tools and/or food were manipulated using magnets. Subjects observing demonstrations showed greater tool-related performance than ghost controls, with all three males in this group (but not the three females) acquiring tool-using competence. Two of these three males further acquired tool-manufacturing competence. As the actions of successful observers differed from those of the demonstrator, result emulation rather than high-fidelity imitation is the most plausible transmission mechanism.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 6%
United Kingdom 3 3%
Germany 2 2%
Spain 1 1%
Finland 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Argentina 1 1%
Austria 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 74 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 29%
Researcher 15 17%
Student > Bachelor 12 13%
Student > Master 11 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Other 18 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 54%
Psychology 15 17%
Unspecified 6 7%
Neuroscience 6 7%
Arts and Humanities 5 6%
Other 9 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 228. 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 26 July 2017.
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#28,721
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Outputs from Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
#71
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#774
of 188,826 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
#3
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