Effects of a virtual gender swap on social and temporal decision-making

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BOLT, Elena, Jasmine T. HO, Marte ROEL LESUR, Alexander SOUTSCHEK, Philippe N. TOBLER, Bigna LENGGENHAGER, 2021. Effects of a virtual gender swap on social and temporal decision-making. In: Scientific reports. Springer Nature. 11(1), 15376. eISSN 2045-2322. Available under: doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-94869-z

@article{Bolt2021Effec-57127, title={Effects of a virtual gender swap on social and temporal decision-making}, year={2021}, doi={10.1038/s41598-021-94869-z}, number={1}, volume={11}, journal={Scientific reports}, author={Bolt, Elena and Ho, Jasmine T. and Roel Lesur, Marte and Soutschek, Alexander and Tobler, Philippe N. and Lenggenhager, Bigna}, note={Article Number: 15376} }

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