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Is synaesthesia more common in autism?

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Autism, November 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#15 of 621)
  • 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)

Mentioned by

news
19 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
97 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
9 Facebook pages
googleplus
5 Google+ users
reddit
2 Redditors

Readers on

mendeley
209 Mendeley
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Title
Is synaesthesia more common in autism?
Published in
Molecular Autism, November 2013
DOI 10.1186/2040-2392-4-40
Pubmed ID
Authors

Simon Baron-Cohen, Donielle Johnson, Julian Asher, Sally Wheelwright, Simon E Fisher, Peter K Gregersen, Carrie Allison

Abstract

Synaesthesia is a neurodevelopmental condition in which a sensation in one modality triggers a perception in a second modality. Autism (shorthand for Autism Spectrum Conditions) is a neurodevelopmental condition involving social-communication disability alongside resistance to change and unusually narrow interests or activities. Whilst on the surface they appear distinct, they have been suggested to share common atypical neural connectivity.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 6 3%
United States 2 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 198 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 41 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 19%
Student > Master 29 14%
Researcher 27 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 7%
Other 43 21%
Unknown 16 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 85 41%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 10%
Neuroscience 19 9%
Arts and Humanities 6 3%
Other 27 13%
Unknown 31 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 241. 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 01 October 2021.
All research outputs
#98,545
of 19,882,255 outputs
Outputs from Molecular Autism
#15
of 621 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,010
of 292,221 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Molecular Autism
#1
of 42 outputs
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