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Motion and actions in language: Semantic representations in occipito-temporal cortex. / Humphreys, Gina F.; Newling, Katherine; Jennings, Caroline; Gennari, Silvia P.

In: Brain and Language, Vol. 125, No. 1, 04.2013, p. 94-105.

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Humphreys, GF, Newling, K, Jennings, C & Gennari, SP 2013, 'Motion and actions in language: Semantic representations in occipito-temporal cortex' Brain and Language, vol. 125, no. 1, pp. 94-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2013.01.008

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Humphreys, Gina F. ; Newling, Katherine ; Jennings, Caroline ; Gennari, Silvia P. / Motion and actions in language: Semantic representations in occipito-temporal cortex. In: Brain and Language. 2013 ; Vol. 125, No. 1. pp. 94-105.

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