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Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind

Overview of attention for article published in Science, October 2013
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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 (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind
Published in
Science, October 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1239918
Pubmed ID
Authors

David Comer Kidd, Emanuele Castano

X Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 22 1%
United Kingdom 12 <1%
Spain 5 <1%
Netherlands 4 <1%
Japan 4 <1%
Germany 4 <1%
Taiwan 4 <1%
Australia 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Other 21 1%
Unknown 1698 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 289 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 246 14%
Researcher 193 11%
Student > Master 172 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 92 5%
Other 321 18%
Unknown 467 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 442 25%
Social Sciences 140 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 105 6%
Arts and Humanities 105 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 93 5%
Other 390 22%
Unknown 505 28%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2237. 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 April 2024.
All research outputs
#3,816
of 25,765,370 outputs
Outputs from Science
#198
of 83,318 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13
of 221,217 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#4
of 848 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,765,370 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 83,318 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 66.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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