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Blood sugar level follows perceived time rather than actual time in people with type 2 diabetes

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

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4 news outlets
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3 blogs
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72 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages
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2 Google+ users
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Title
Blood sugar level follows perceived time rather than actual time in people with type 2 diabetes
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2016
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1603444113
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Authors

Chanmo Park, Francesco Pagnini, Andrew Reece, Deborah Phillips, Ellen Langer, Park, Chanmo, Pagnini, Francesco, Reece, Andrew, Phillips, Deborah, Langer, Ellen

Abstract

The current study investigates whether perceived time has an effect on blood glucose level in people with type 2 diabetes. The hypothesis is that perceived time will have a greater influence over blood glucose level than actual time. Changes in blood glucose levels were measured in 46 participants with diabetes while they completed simple tasks during a 90-min period. Participants' perception of time was manipulated by having them refer to clocks that were either accurate or altered to run fast or slow. Blood glucose levels changed in accordance with how much time they believed had passed instead of how much time had actually passed. These results are an example of the influence psychological processes can directly exert on the body.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 4%
France 1 4%
Luxembourg 1 4%
United States 1 4%
Sweden 1 4%
Unknown 21 81%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 42%
Researcher 6 23%
Other 3 12%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Student > Master 1 4%
Other 3 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 6 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 15%
Unspecified 3 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 12%
Other 6 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 103. 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 30 September 2016.
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#78,235
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Outputs from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#2,227
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#5,730
of 260,944 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#134
of 926 outputs
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