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The secret is to follow your nose: Route path selection and angularity

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The secret is to follow your nose : Route path selection and angularity. / Dalton, R.C.

In: Environment and Behavior, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2003, p. 107-131.

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Dalton, R.C. / The secret is to follow your nose : Route path selection and angularity. In: Environment and Behavior. 2003 ; Vol. 35, No. 1. pp. 107-131.

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