Shared neural substrates of apraxia and aphasia

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GOLDENBERG, Georg, Jennifer RANDERATH, 2015. Shared neural substrates of apraxia and aphasia. In: Neuropsychologia. 75, pp. 40-49. ISSN 0028-3932. eISSN 1873-3514. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.05.017

@article{Goldenberg2015-05-22Share-31412, title={Shared neural substrates of apraxia and aphasia}, year={2015}, doi={10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.05.017}, volume={75}, issn={0028-3932}, journal={Neuropsychologia}, pages={40--49}, author={Goldenberg, Georg and Randerath, Jennifer} }

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