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What's in a word? A parametric study of semantic influences on visual word recognition. / Evans, Gemma A L; Ralph, Matthew A Lambon; Woollams, Anna M.

In: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 04.2012, p. 325-331.

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Evans, Gemma A L ; Ralph, Matthew A Lambon ; Woollams, Anna M. / What's in a word? A parametric study of semantic influences on visual word recognition. In: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 2012 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 325-331.

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