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Testing the navigation skills of 3.7 million participants with a video game. / Coutrot, Antoine; Silva, Ricardo; Manley, Ed; de Cothi, Will; Sami, Saber; Bohbot, Veronique; Wiener, Jan; Hoelscher, Christoph; Conroy-Dalton, Ruth; Hornberger, Michael; Spiers, Hugo.

In: Perception, Vol. 48, No. 2 (Suppl.), 01.09.2019, p. 6.

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Coutrot, A, Silva, R, Manley, E, de Cothi, W, Sami, S, Bohbot, V, Wiener, J, Hoelscher, C, Conroy-Dalton, R, Hornberger, M & Spiers, H 2019, 'Testing the navigation skills of 3.7 million participants with a video game', Perception, vol. 48, no. 2 (Suppl.), pp. 6. https://doi.org/10.1177/0301006619863862

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Coutrot, A., Silva, R., Manley, E., de Cothi, W., Sami, S., Bohbot, V., Wiener, J., Hoelscher, C., Conroy-Dalton, R., Hornberger, M., & Spiers, H. (2019). Testing the navigation skills of 3.7 million participants with a video game. Perception, 48(2 (Suppl.)), 6. https://doi.org/10.1177/0301006619863862

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Coutrot A, Silva R, Manley E, de Cothi W, Sami S, Bohbot V et al. Testing the navigation skills of 3.7 million participants with a video game. Perception. 2019 Sep 1;48(2 (Suppl.)):6. https://doi.org/10.1177/0301006619863862

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Coutrot, Antoine ; Silva, Ricardo ; Manley, Ed ; de Cothi, Will ; Sami, Saber ; Bohbot, Veronique ; Wiener, Jan ; Hoelscher, Christoph ; Conroy-Dalton, Ruth ; Hornberger, Michael ; Spiers, Hugo. / Testing the navigation skills of 3.7 million participants with a video game. In: Perception. 2019 ; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Suppl.). pp. 6.

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