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Motives underlying human curiosity

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Human Behaviour, April 2019
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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18 tweeters

Readers on

mendeley
28 Mendeley
Title
Motives underlying human curiosity
Published in
Nature Human Behaviour, April 2019
DOI 10.1038/s41562-019-0565-y
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lieke L. F. van Lieshout, Floris P. de Lange, Roshan Cools

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 36%
Lecturer 3 11%
Student > Postgraduate 3 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 11%
Researcher 2 7%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 3 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 6 21%
Psychology 6 21%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 7%
Physics and Astronomy 1 4%
Computer Science 1 4%
Other 6 21%
Unknown 6 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 18 June 2019.
All research outputs
#1,354,621
of 14,121,870 outputs
Outputs from Nature Human Behaviour
#486
of 748 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#35,124
of 211,999 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Human Behaviour
#32
of 46 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,121,870 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 90th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 748 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 121.7. This one is in the 34th percentile – i.e., 34% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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