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The neural correlates of infant and adult goal prediction : evidence for semantic processing systems. / Reid, Vincent M.; Hoehl, Stefanie; Grigutsch, Maren; Groendahl, Anna; Parise, Eugenio; Striano, Tricia.

In: Developmental Psychology, Vol. 45, No. 3, 05.2009, p. 620-629.

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Reid, VM, Hoehl, S, Grigutsch, M, Groendahl, A, Parise, E & Striano, T 2009, 'The neural correlates of infant and adult goal prediction: evidence for semantic processing systems', Developmental Psychology, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 620-629. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0015209

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Reid, V. M., Hoehl, S., Grigutsch, M., Groendahl, A., Parise, E., & Striano, T. (2009). The neural correlates of infant and adult goal prediction: evidence for semantic processing systems. Developmental Psychology, 45(3), 620-629. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0015209

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Reid VM, Hoehl S, Grigutsch M, Groendahl A, Parise E, Striano T. The neural correlates of infant and adult goal prediction: evidence for semantic processing systems. Developmental Psychology. 2009 May;45(3):620-629. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0015209

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Reid, Vincent M. ; Hoehl, Stefanie ; Grigutsch, Maren ; Groendahl, Anna ; Parise, Eugenio ; Striano, Tricia. / The neural correlates of infant and adult goal prediction : evidence for semantic processing systems. In: Developmental Psychology. 2009 ; Vol. 45, No. 3. pp. 620-629.

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