The neural basis of altruistic punishment

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QUERVAIN, Dominique J.-F. de, Urs FISCHBACHER, Valerie TREYER, Melanie SCHELLHAMMER, Ulrich SCHNYDER, Alfred BUCK, Ernst FEHR, 2004. The neural basis of altruistic punishment. In: Science. 305(5688), pp. 1254-1258. ISSN 0036-8075. eISSN 1095-9203. Available under: doi: 10.1126/science.1100735

@article{Quervain2004-08-27neura-16667, title={The neural basis of altruistic punishment}, year={2004}, doi={10.1126/science.1100735}, number={5688}, volume={305}, issn={0036-8075}, journal={Science}, pages={1254--1258}, author={Quervain, Dominique J.-F. de and Fischbacher, Urs and Treyer, Valerie and Schellhammer, Melanie and Schnyder, Ulrich and Buck, Alfred and Fehr, Ernst} }

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