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Sex discriminations made on the basis of ambiguous visual cues can be affected by the presence of an olfactory cue

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychology, June 2013
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)

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Title
Sex discriminations made on the basis of ambiguous visual cues can be affected by the presence of an olfactory cue
Published in
BMC Psychology, June 2013
DOI 10.1186/2050-7283-1-10
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Authors

Graeme Hacker, Anna Brooks, Rick van der Zwan

Abstract

Almost every interpersonal interaction is mediated by the sex of the individuals involved. Visual, auditory, and olfactory cues provide individuals with the opportunity to discriminate the sex of others from a distance and so prepare sex-appropriate behaviours for any impending interaction. The usefulness of that important social skill is mediated by the reliability of the sensory information. Sometimes cues in one domain will be ambiguous, and the perceptual processes mediating sex perceptions will need to integrate information from across the senses for better reliability. With that in mind, the experiment reported here was designed to explore the effect of olfactory-visual interactions on sex perceptions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 11%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 11%
Other 1 11%
Unknown 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 6 67%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 11%
Unknown 2 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 09 August 2013.
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#2,522,539
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Outputs from BMC Psychology
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#29,371
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Psychology
#1
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