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Weak central coherence: a cross-domain phenomenon specific to autism? / Hoy, J A ; Hatton, C ; Hare, D .

In: Autism, Vol. 8, No. 3, 09.2004, p. 267-281.

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Hoy, J A ; Hatton, C ; Hare, D . / Weak central coherence: a cross-domain phenomenon specific to autism?. In: Autism. 2004 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 267-281.

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