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Innovative behaviour in fish: Atlantic cod can learn to use an external tag to manipulate a self-feeder

Overview of attention for article published in Animal Cognition, November 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 (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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2 news outlets
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2 blogs
twitter
26 tweeters
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1 Facebook page
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2 video uploaders

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Title
Innovative behaviour in fish: Atlantic cod can learn to use an external tag to manipulate a self-feeder
Published in
Animal Cognition, November 2013
DOI 10.1007/s10071-013-0710-3
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Authors

Sandie Millot, Jonatan Nilsson, Jan Erik Fosseidengen, Marie-Laure Bégout, Anders Fernö, Victoria A. Braithwaite, Tore S. Kristiansen

Abstract

This study describes how three individual fish, Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.), developed a novel behaviour and learnt to use a dorsally attached external tag to activate a self-feeder. This behaviour was repeated up to several hundred times, and over time these fish fine-tuned the behaviour and made a series of goal-directed coordinated movements needed to attach the feeder's pull string to the tag and stretch the string until the feeder was activated. These observations demonstrate a capacity in cod to develop a novel behaviour utilizing an attached tag as a tool to achieve a goal. This may be seen as one of the very few observed examples of innovation and tool use in fish.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 5%
Germany 1 2%
Austria 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 37 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 26%
Researcher 10 24%
Student > Master 4 10%
Professor 4 10%
Student > Postgraduate 2 5%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 3 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 57%
Psychology 6 14%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Philosophy 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 6 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 52. 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 23 July 2019.
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#372,441
of 14,356,175 outputs
Outputs from Animal Cognition
#100
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Outputs of similar age
#6,482
of 255,191 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Animal Cognition
#2
of 24 outputs
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