Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 2015 Apr 28;10(4):589-97. Epub 2014 Jun 28.
Department of Psychology, University of Basel, 4055 Basel, Switzerland, Department of Higher Nervous Activity and Psychophysiology, Saint Petersburg State University199034, Saint Petersburg, Russia, and Department of Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
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