Neural systems of visual attention responding to emotional gestures

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FLAISCH, Tobias, Harald Thomas SCHUPP, Britta RENNER, Markus JUNGHÖFER, 2009. Neural systems of visual attention responding to emotional gestures. In: NeuroImage. 45(4), pp. 1339-1346. ISSN 1053-8119. eISSN 1095-9572. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.12.073

@article{Flaisch2009Neura-10477, title={Neural systems of visual attention responding to emotional gestures}, year={2009}, doi={10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.12.073}, number={4}, volume={45}, issn={1053-8119}, journal={NeuroImage}, pages={1339--1346}, author={Flaisch, Tobias and Schupp, Harald Thomas and Renner, Britta and Junghöfer, Markus} }

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