Motivational Modulation of the Attentional Blink

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PETROVSKY, Nadine, 2006. Motivational Modulation of the Attentional Blink [Master thesis]

@mastersthesis{Petrovsky2006Motiv-10509, title={Motivational Modulation of the Attentional Blink}, year={2006}, author={Petrovsky, Nadine} }

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