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Serial or parallel processing in dual tasks : What is more effortful?

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LEHLE, Carola, Marco STEINHAUSER, Ronald HÜBNER, 2009. Serial or parallel processing in dual tasks : What is more effortful?. In: Psychophysiology. 46(3), pp. 502-509. Available under: doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00806.x

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