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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 (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

Mentioned by

news
15 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
61 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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Readers on

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65 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Irrationality in mate choice revealed by túngara frogs
Published in
Science, August 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aab2012
Pubmed ID
Authors

Amanda M. Lea, Michael J. Ryan, Lea, Amanda M, Ryan, Michael J

Abstract

Mate choice models derive from traditional microeconomic decision theory and assume that individuals maximize their Darwinian fitness by making economically rational decisions. Rational choices exhibit regularity, whereby the relative strength of preferences between options remains stable when additional options are presented. We tested female frogs with three simulated males who differed in relative call attractiveness and call rate. In binary choice tests, females' preferences favored stimulus caller B over caller A; however, with the addition of an inferior "decoy" C, females reversed their preferences and chose A over B. These results show that the relative valuation of mates is not independent of inferior alternatives in the choice set and therefore cannot be explained with the rational choice models currently used in sexual selection theory.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 3%
United States 2 3%
Costa Rica 1 2%
Hungary 1 2%
Unknown 59 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 32%
Researcher 11 17%
Student > Master 9 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 8%
Unspecified 5 8%
Other 14 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 43 66%
Unspecified 9 14%
Psychology 4 6%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 7 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 196. 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 08 August 2018.
All research outputs
#52,941
of 11,727,438 outputs
Outputs from Science
#1,846
of 52,967 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,623
of 237,684 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#61
of 723 outputs
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