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Tilting Together: An information-theoretic characterisation of behavioural roles in rhythmic dyadic interaction. / Trendafilov, Dari; Schmitz, Gerd; Hwang, Tong-Hun ; Effenberg, Alfred O.; Polani, Daniel.

In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol. 14, 185, 25.05.2020.

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