Capacity of visual classical conditioning in Drosophila Larvae

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ESSEN, Alina M. H. J. von, Dennis PAULS, Andreas THUM, Simon G. SPRECHER, 2011. Capacity of visual classical conditioning in Drosophila Larvae. In: Behavioral Neuroscience. 125(6), pp. 921-929. ISSN 1939-0084. eISSN 1939-0084. Available under: doi: 10.1037/a0025758

@article{Essen2011-12Capac-17166, title={Capacity of visual classical conditioning in Drosophila Larvae}, year={2011}, doi={10.1037/a0025758}, number={6}, volume={125}, issn={1939-0084}, journal={Behavioral Neuroscience}, pages={921--929}, author={Essen, Alina M. H. J. von and Pauls, Dennis and Thum, Andreas and Sprecher, Simon G.} }

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