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The neuroethology of friendship

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, December 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
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Mentioned by

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4 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
20 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages

Citations

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Readers on

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207 Mendeley
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2 CiteULike
Title
The neuroethology of friendship
Published in
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, December 2013
DOI 10.1111/nyas.12315
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lauren J.N. Brent, Steve W.C. Chang, Jean-François Gariépy, Michael L. Platt

Abstract

Friendship pervades the human social landscape. These bonds are so important that disrupting them leads to health problems, and difficulties forming or maintaining friendships attend neuropsychiatric disorders like autism and depression. Other animals also have friends, suggesting that friendship is not solely a human invention but is instead an evolved trait. A neuroethological approach applies behavioral, neurobiological, and molecular techniques to explain friendship with reference to its underlying mechanisms, development, evolutionary origins, and biological function. Recent studies implicate a shared suite of neural circuits and neuromodulatory pathways in the formation, maintenance, and manipulation of friendships across humans and other animals. Health consequences and reproductive advantages in mammals additionally suggest that friendship has adaptive benefits. We argue that understanding the neuroethology of friendship in humans and other animals brings us closer to knowing fully what it means to be human.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Senegal 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 197 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 21%
Researcher 33 16%
Student > Bachelor 29 14%
Student > Master 27 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 7%
Other 37 18%
Unknown 23 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 55 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 50 24%
Social Sciences 17 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 7%
Neuroscience 12 6%
Other 24 12%
Unknown 34 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 72. 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 21 May 2020.
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#284,890
of 15,184,276 outputs
Outputs from Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
#87
of 10,236 outputs
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#4,523
of 260,571 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
#5
of 54 outputs
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