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Counting on your friends : The role of social environment on quantity discrimination

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KELLY, Elizabeth McKenna, 2016. Counting on your friends : The role of social environment on quantity discrimination. In: Behavioural Processes. Elsevier. 128, pp. 9-16. ISSN 0376-6357. eISSN 1872-8308. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2016.03.019

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