Tactile maze solving in congenitally blind individuals

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Tactile maze solving in congenitally blind individuals. / Gagnon, Léa; Kupers, Ron; Schneider, Fabien C; Ptito, Maurice.

I: NeuroReport, Bind 21, Nr. 15, 27.10.2010, s. 989-992.

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Gagnon, L, Kupers, R, Schneider, FC & Ptito, M 2010, 'Tactile maze solving in congenitally blind individuals', NeuroReport, bind 21, nr. 15, s. 989-992. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNR.0b013e32833eaaf9

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Gagnon, L., Kupers, R., Schneider, F. C., & Ptito, M. (2010). Tactile maze solving in congenitally blind individuals. NeuroReport, 21(15), 989-992. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNR.0b013e32833eaaf9

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Gagnon L, Kupers R, Schneider FC, Ptito M. Tactile maze solving in congenitally blind individuals. NeuroReport. 2010 okt 27;21(15):989-992. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNR.0b013e32833eaaf9

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Gagnon, Léa ; Kupers, Ron ; Schneider, Fabien C ; Ptito, Maurice. / Tactile maze solving in congenitally blind individuals. I: NeuroReport. 2010 ; Bind 21, Nr. 15. s. 989-992.

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