Whole-object effects in visual word processing: Parallels with and differences from face recognition

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Whole-object effects in visual word processing : Parallels with and differences from face recognition. / Feizabadi, Monireh; Albonico, Andrea; Starrfelt, Randi; Barton, Jason J. S.

In: Cognitive Neuropsychology, Vol. 38, No. 3, 09.2021, p. 231-257.

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Feizabadi, M, Albonico, A, Starrfelt, R & Barton, JJS 2021, 'Whole-object effects in visual word processing: Parallels with and differences from face recognition', Cognitive Neuropsychology, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 231-257. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2021.1974369

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Feizabadi, M., Albonico, A., Starrfelt, R., & Barton, J. J. S. (2021). Whole-object effects in visual word processing: Parallels with and differences from face recognition. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 38(3), 231-257. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2021.1974369

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Feizabadi M, Albonico A, Starrfelt R, Barton JJS. Whole-object effects in visual word processing: Parallels with and differences from face recognition. Cognitive Neuropsychology. 2021 Sep;38(3):231-257. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2021.1974369

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Feizabadi, Monireh ; Albonico, Andrea ; Starrfelt, Randi ; Barton, Jason J. S. / Whole-object effects in visual word processing : Parallels with and differences from face recognition. In: Cognitive Neuropsychology. 2021 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 231-257.

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