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Hemispheric specialisation within the superior anterior temporal cortex for social and non-social concepts. / Pobric, Gorana; Lambon Ralph, Matthew A; Zahn, Roland.

In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 28, No. 3, 03.2016, p. 351-360.

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Pobric, Gorana ; Lambon Ralph, Matthew A ; Zahn, Roland. / Hemispheric specialisation within the superior anterior temporal cortex for social and non-social concepts. In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 2016 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 351-360.

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