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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 (#13 of 650)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
20 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
95 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
8 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
5 Google+ users
reddit
2 Redditors

Citations

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89 Dimensions

Readers on

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219 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.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 6 3%
United States 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 208 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 45 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 19%
Student > Master 28 13%
Researcher 27 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 7%
Other 44 20%
Unknown 19 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 88 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 9%
Neuroscience 20 9%
Arts and Humanities 6 3%
Other 30 14%
Unknown 34 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 256. 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 28 June 2022.
All research outputs
#107,141
of 21,761,312 outputs
Outputs from Molecular Autism
#13
of 650 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,016
of 305,841 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Molecular Autism
#2
of 44 outputs
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