Neural Correlates of Hysterical Blindniss

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SCHOENFELD, Mircea Ariel, Thomas HASSA, Jens-Max HOPF, Carsten EULITZ, Roger SCHMIDT, 2011. Neural Correlates of Hysterical Blindniss. In: Cerebral Cortex. 21(10), pp. 2394-2398. ISSN 1047-3211. eISSN 1460-2199. Available under: doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhr026

@article{Schoenfeld2011-10Neura-13512, title={Neural Correlates of Hysterical Blindniss}, year={2011}, doi={10.1093/cercor/bhr026}, number={10}, volume={21}, issn={1047-3211}, journal={Cerebral Cortex}, pages={2394--2398}, author={Schoenfeld, Mircea Ariel and Hassa, Thomas and Hopf, Jens-Max and Eulitz, Carsten and Schmidt, Roger} }

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