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Visual and auditory temporal integration in healthy younger and older adults

Saija, J. D., Başkent, D., Andringa, T. C. & Akyürek, E. G. 4-Sep-2017 In : Psychological Research. 17 p.

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Saija, J. D., Başkent, D., Andringa, T. C., & Akyürek, E. G. (2017). Visual and auditory temporal integration in healthy younger and older adults. Psychological Research. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-017-0912-4

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Saija, Jefta D; Başkent, Deniz; Andringa, Tjeerd C; Akyürek, Elkan G / Visual and auditory temporal integration in healthy younger and older adults.

In: Psychological Research, 04.09.2017.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Saija, JD, Başkent, D, Andringa, TC & Akyürek, EG 2017, 'Visual and auditory temporal integration in healthy younger and older adults' Psychological Research. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-017-0912-4

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Visual and auditory temporal integration in healthy younger and older adults. / Saija, Jefta D; Başkent, Deniz; Andringa, Tjeerd C; Akyürek, Elkan G.

In: Psychological Research, 04.09.2017.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Vancouver

Saija JD, Başkent D, Andringa TC, Akyürek EG. Visual and auditory temporal integration in healthy younger and older adults. Psychological Research. 2017 Sep 4. Available from, DOI: 10.1007/s00426-017-0912-4


BibTeX

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