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Working memory and emotion : Detecting the hedonic detector. / Baddeley, A.; Banse, R.; Huang, Y.M.; Page, M.P.A.

In: Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2012, p. 6-16.

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Baddeley, A. ; Banse, R. ; Huang, Y.M. ; Page, M.P.A. / Working memory and emotion : Detecting the hedonic detector. In: Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 2012 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 6-16.

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