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Thinking chickens: a review of cognition, emotion, and behavior in the domestic chicken

Overview of attention for article published in Animal Cognition, January 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 985)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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76 news outlets
blogs
10 blogs
twitter
423 tweeters
facebook
20 Facebook pages
googleplus
6 Google+ users
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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228 Mendeley
Title
Thinking chickens: a review of cognition, emotion, and behavior in the domestic chicken
Published in
Animal Cognition, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/s10071-016-1064-4
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Authors

Lori Marino

Abstract

Domestic chickens are members of an order, Aves, which has been the focus of a revolution in our understanding of neuroanatomical, cognitive, and social complexity. At least some birds are now known to be on par with many mammals in terms of their level of intelligence, emotional sophistication, and social interaction. Yet, views of chickens have largely remained unrevised by this new evidence. In this paper, I examine the peer-reviewed scientific data on the leading edge of cognition, emotions, personality, and sociality in chickens, exploring such areas as self-awareness, cognitive bias, social learning and self-control, and comparing their abilities in these areas with other birds and other vertebrates, particularly mammals. My overall conclusion is that chickens are just as cognitively, emotionally and socially complex as most other birds and mammals in many areas, and that there is a need for further noninvasive comparative behavioral research with chickens as well as a re-framing of current views about their intelligence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Austria 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Bulgaria 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 217 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 41 18%
Student > Master 38 17%
Researcher 37 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 15%
Unspecified 28 12%
Other 49 21%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 103 45%
Unspecified 39 17%
Psychology 25 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 17 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 4%
Other 35 15%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 983. 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 20 August 2019.
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#4,021
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Outputs from Animal Cognition
#1
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Outputs of similar age
#235
of 371,056 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Animal Cognition
#1
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