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Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human-dog bonds

Overview of attention for article published in Science, April 2015
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Title
Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human-dog bonds
Published in
Science, April 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.1261022
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Authors

M. Nagasawa, S. Mitsui, S. En, N. Ohtani, M. Ohta, Y. Sakuma, T. Onaka, K. Mogi, T. Kikusui

Abstract

Human-like modes of communication, including mutual gaze, in dogs may have been acquired during domestication with humans. We show that gazing behavior from dogs, but not wolves, increased urinary oxytocin concentrations in owners, which consequently facilitated owners' affiliation and increased oxytocin concentration in dogs. Further, nasally administered oxytocin increased gazing behavior in dogs, which in turn increased urinary oxytocin concentrations in owners. These findings support the existence of an interspecies oxytocin-mediated positive loop facilitated and modulated by gazing, which may have supported the coevolution of human-dog bonding by engaging common modes of communicating social attachment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 2%
United Kingdom 6 1%
Japan 5 <1%
Austria 4 <1%
France 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Other 6 1%
Unknown 533 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 113 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 105 18%
Researcher 89 16%
Student > Master 78 14%
Student > Postgraduate 27 5%
Other 111 19%
Unknown 51 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 173 30%
Psychology 90 16%
Neuroscience 40 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 36 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 29 5%
Other 122 21%
Unknown 84 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1833. 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 01 August 2020.
All research outputs
#1,788
of 15,576,177 outputs
Outputs from Science
#129
of 66,954 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19
of 185,200 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#5
of 1,213 outputs
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