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The contribution of stereopsis in Emmert's law. / Millard, Amy Siobhan; Sperandio, Irene; Chouinard, Philippe A.

In: Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 238, No. 4, 04.2020, p. 1061–1072.

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Millard, AS, Sperandio, I & Chouinard, PA 2020, 'The contribution of stereopsis in Emmert's law', Experimental Brain Research, vol. 238, no. 4, pp. 1061–1072. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-020-05747-5

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Millard, A. S., Sperandio, I., & Chouinard, P. A. (2020). The contribution of stereopsis in Emmert's law. Experimental Brain Research, 238(4), 1061–1072. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-020-05747-5

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Millard, Amy Siobhan ; Sperandio, Irene ; Chouinard, Philippe A. / The contribution of stereopsis in Emmert's law. In: Experimental Brain Research. 2020 ; Vol. 238, No. 4. pp. 1061–1072.

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