Symmetry recognition by pigeons : Generalized or not?

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DELIUS, Juan D., Julia A. M. DELIUS, Jennifer M. LEE, 2017. Symmetry recognition by pigeons : Generalized or not?. In: PLoS ONE. 12(11), e0187541. eISSN 1932-6203. Available under: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187541

@article{Delius2017Symme-40793, title={Symmetry recognition by pigeons : Generalized or not?}, year={2017}, doi={10.1371/journal.pone.0187541}, number={11}, volume={12}, journal={PLoS ONE}, author={Delius, Juan D. and Delius, Julia A. M. and Lee, Jennifer M.}, note={Article Number: e0187541} }

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