Taylor & Francis Altmetric: Numbers 11 - 20

Dinosaurs, earworms and crocodilians complete our Altmetric top 20 articles. Check out the details below.

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11. Fruit over sunbed: Carotenoid skin colouration is found more attractive than melanin colouration
Carmen E. Lefevre & David I. Perrett

The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Altmetric score = 283

 

12. A new, giant platypus, Obdurodon Tharalkooschild, sp. nov. (Monotremata, Ornithorhynchidae), from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia
Rebecca Pian, Michael Archer & Suzanne J. Hand

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Altmetric score = 278

 

13. Want to block earworms from conscious awareness? B(u)y gum!
C. Philip Beaman, Kitty Powell & Ellie Rapley

“The article is a fairly humourous approach to a very common (but not usually serious) problem - that of a tune being stuck in one's head. By applying what we already know about auditory and musical imagery and how it is maintaned and manipulated we were able to suggest an unlikely-sounding strategy for dealing with this problem and show that it can work - at least when under controlled laboratory conditions. The serious side of this is that it suggests that involuntary musical imagery may, to some extent, be maintained by the same systems that are used to deliberately remember tunes and music.”

- Philip Beaman, Centre for Cognition Research and School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK

The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Altmetric score = 275

 

14. A new sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of China and the diversity, distribution, and relationships of mamenchisaurids
Lida Xing, Tetsuto Miyashita, Jianping Zhang, Daqing Li, Yong Ye, Toru Sekiya, Fengping Wang & Philip J. Currie

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Altmetric score = 263

 

15. A new Mesembriornithinae (Aves, Phorusrhacidae) provides new insights into the phylogeny and sensory capabilities of terror birds
Federico J. Degrange, Claudia P. Tambussi, Matías L. Taglioretti, Alejandro Dondas & Fernando Scaglia

“We believe that our research gained so much attention online is because “Terror birds” are fascinating and unique extinct birds! Large predatory, flightless birds, with a unique technique of killing prey (using their beak as axes!) are features that together are unique to them! However some aspects of their paleobiology are still a subject of debate. So, any new information about this extraordinary birds always calls the attention of people! However, one thing that gave terror birds more attention is this case is that since our article was chosen as the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology cover of April, this gave even more visibility, even more attention to this birds. This was also accompanied with an outstanding illustration made by H. Santiago Druetta from CICTERRA institute, recreating in a very visual and striking way this animals.”

- Federico J. Degrange, Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra (CICTERRA), CONICET and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Altmetric score = 257

 

16. Sucralose, A Synthetic Organochlorine Sweetener: Overview Of Biological Issues
Susan S. Schiffman & Kristina I. Rother

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B

“Our publication on the artificial sweetener sucralose gained widespread attention because most people are unaware that this organochlorine compound causes numerous adverse biological effects.  The large number of downloads has raised awareness among scientists and the general public about safety and health concerns associated with the presence of sucralose in the food supply.”

- Susan S. Schiffman,  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Altmetric score = 251

 

17. Compulsive versifying after treatment of transient epileptic amnesia
Ione O.C. Woollacott, Phillip D. Fletcher, Luke A. Massey, Amirtha Pasupathy, Martin N. Rossor, Diana Caine, Jonathan D. Rohrer & Jason D. Warren

Neurocase

Altmetric score = 244

 

18. Using Technology to Connect in Romantic Relationships: Effects on Attachment, Relationship Satisfaction, and Stability in Emerging Adults

Lori Cluff Schade, Jonathan Sandberg, Roy Bean, Dean Busby & Sarah Coyne
Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy

“I would say that the reason our article got so much attention is that people are anxious to find out how technology is impacting relationships because its use is so ubiquitous; we are just beginning to uncover the real-life impact of our increased use of technology for communication in our intimate relationships.  This is a brand new frontier open for exploration.”

- Lori Schade, Licensed marriage and family therapist and adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Altmetric score = 241

 

19. (joint) Crocodilians use tools for hunting

V. Dinets, J.C. Brueggen & J.D. Brueggen
Ethology Ecology & Evolution

Altmetric score = 234

 

19. (joint) Milk and Dairy Products: A Unique Micronutrient Combination

Frédéric Gaucheron PhD

Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Altmetric score = 234

 

20. The onset of childhood amnesia in childhood: A prospective investigation of the course and determinants of forgetting of early-life events

Patricia J. Bauer & Marina Larkina

Memory

“I think that our #20 article received so much attention because, to a person, adults “suffer” from childhood amnesia—difficulty recalling personal events and experiences that occurred in the first 3-4 years of life. The absence of memories from this period is a mystery, though we are making substantial progress understanding it. It also represents a personal mystery because in a very real sense, we are our memories—we know that we are the same person today and yesterday because we remember ourselves yesterday (in the past). The fact that we do not remember ourselves in the first years of life thus presents a profound discontinuity in our self concept.”

- Patricia J. Bauer, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Psychology

Senior Associate Dean for Research, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Altmetric score = 217

 

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