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Shared decision-making drives collective movement in wild baboons

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2015
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33 news outlets
blogs
12 blogs
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308 tweeters
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12 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users
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1 video uploader

Citations

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572 Mendeley
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5 CiteULike
Title
Shared decision-making drives collective movement in wild baboons
Published in
Science, June 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aaa5099
Pubmed ID
Authors

A. Strandburg-Peshkin, D. R. Farine, I. D. Couzin, M. C. Crofoot

Abstract

Conflicts of interest about where to go and what to do are a primary challenge of group living. However, it remains unclear how consensus is achieved in stable groups with stratified social relationships. Tracking wild baboons with a high-resolution global positioning system and analyzing their movements relative to one another reveals that a process of shared decision-making governs baboon movement. Rather than preferentially following dominant individuals, baboons are more likely to follow when multiple initiators agree. When conflicts arise over the direction of movement, baboons choose one direction over the other when the angle between them is large, but they compromise if it is not. These results are consistent with models of collective motion, suggesting that democratic collective action emerging from simple rules is widespread, even in complex, socially stratified societies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 2%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Belize 1 <1%
Senegal 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Other 10 2%
Unknown 542 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 143 25%
Researcher 97 17%
Student > Bachelor 68 12%
Student > Master 67 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 41 7%
Other 98 17%
Unknown 58 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 251 44%
Environmental Science 56 10%
Psychology 37 6%
Social Sciences 24 4%
Computer Science 22 4%
Other 95 17%
Unknown 87 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 542. 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 15 December 2020.
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#25,424
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Outputs from Science
#1,339
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Outputs of similar age
#305
of 241,657 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#23
of 1,258 outputs
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