Ventral and dorsal pathways for languageCitation formats

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  • Dorothee Saura
  • Björn W. Kreher
  • Susanne Schnell
  • Dorothee Kümmerera
  • Philipp Kellmeyera
  • Magnus Sebastian Vrya
  • Roza Umarova
  • Mariacristina Musso
  • Volkmar Glauche
  • Walter Huber
  • Michel Rijntjes
  • Jürgen Hennig
  • Cornelius Weiller

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Ventral and dorsal pathways for language. / Saura, Dorothee; Kreher, Björn W.; Schnell, Susanne; Kümmerera, Dorothee; Kellmeyera, Philipp; Vrya, Magnus Sebastian; Umarova, Roza; Musso, Mariacristina; Glauche, Volkmar; Abel, Stefanie; Huber, Walter; Rijntjes, Michel; Hennig, Jürgen; Weiller, Cornelius.

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 105, No. 46, 18.11.2008, p. 18035-18040.

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Saura, D, Kreher, BW, Schnell, S, Kümmerera, D, Kellmeyera, P, Vrya, MS, Umarova, R, Musso, M, Glauche, V, Abel, S, Huber, W, Rijntjes, M, Hennig, J & Weiller, C 2008, 'Ventral and dorsal pathways for language' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 105, no. 46, pp. 18035-18040. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0805234105

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Saura, D., Kreher, B. W., Schnell, S., Kümmerera, D., Kellmeyera, P., Vrya, M. S., ... Weiller, C. (2008). Ventral and dorsal pathways for language. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(46), 18035-18040. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0805234105

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Saura D, Kreher BW, Schnell S, Kümmerera D, Kellmeyera P, Vrya MS et al. Ventral and dorsal pathways for language. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2008 Nov 18;105(46):18035-18040. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0805234105

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Saura, Dorothee ; Kreher, Björn W. ; Schnell, Susanne ; Kümmerera, Dorothee ; Kellmeyera, Philipp ; Vrya, Magnus Sebastian ; Umarova, Roza ; Musso, Mariacristina ; Glauche, Volkmar ; Abel, Stefanie ; Huber, Walter ; Rijntjes, Michel ; Hennig, Jürgen ; Weiller, Cornelius. / Ventral and dorsal pathways for language. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2008 ; Vol. 105, No. 46. pp. 18035-18040.

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