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The psychophysiological mechanisms of real-world time experience. / Ogden, Ruth S.; Dobbins, Chelsea; Slade, Kate et al.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 12, No. 1, 12890, 28.07.2022.

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Ogden, RS, Dobbins, C, Slade, K, McIntyre, J & Fairclough, S 2022, 'The psychophysiological mechanisms of real-world time experience', Scientific Reports, vol. 12, no. 1, 12890. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-16198-z

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Ogden, R. S., Dobbins, C., Slade, K., McIntyre, J., & Fairclough, S. (2022). The psychophysiological mechanisms of real-world time experience. Scientific Reports, 12(1), [12890]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-16198-z

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Ogden RS, Dobbins C, Slade K, McIntyre J, Fairclough S. The psychophysiological mechanisms of real-world time experience. Scientific Reports. 2022 Jul 28;12(1):12890. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-16198-z

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Ogden, Ruth S. ; Dobbins, Chelsea ; Slade, Kate et al. / The psychophysiological mechanisms of real-world time experience. In: Scientific Reports. 2022 ; Vol. 12, No. 1.

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