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Direct eye contact influences the neural processing of objects in 5-month-old infants

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Direct eye contact influences the neural processing of objects in 5-month-old infants. / Parise, Eugenio; Reid, Vincent M.; Stets, Manuela; Striano, Tricia.

In: Social Neuroscience, Vol. 3, No. 2, 06.2008, p. 141-150.

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Parise, Eugenio ; Reid, Vincent M. ; Stets, Manuela ; Striano, Tricia. / Direct eye contact influences the neural processing of objects in 5-month-old infants. In: Social Neuroscience. 2008 ; Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 141-150.

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