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Landmarks in wayfinding : a review of the existing literature. / Yesiltepe, Demet; Conroy-Dalton, Ruth; Ozbil Torun, Ayse.

In: Cognitive Processing, Vol. 22, 31.08.2021, p. 369-410.

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Yesiltepe D, Conroy-Dalton R, Ozbil Torun A. Landmarks in wayfinding: a review of the existing literature. Cognitive Processing. 2021 Aug 31;22:369-410. Epub 2021 Mar 8. doi: 10.1007/s10339-021-01012-x, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10339-021-01012-x

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Yesiltepe, Demet ; Conroy-Dalton, Ruth ; Ozbil Torun, Ayse. / Landmarks in wayfinding : a review of the existing literature. In: Cognitive Processing. 2021 ; Vol. 22. pp. 369-410.

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