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Can We Finally 'See' Pain? Brain Imaging Techniques and Implications for the Law. / Camporesi, Silvia; Bottalico, Barbara; Zamboni, Giovanni.

In: Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 18, No. 9-10, N/A, 2011, p. 257-276.

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Camporesi, S, Bottalico, B & Zamboni, G 2011, 'Can We Finally 'See' Pain? Brain Imaging Techniques and Implications for the Law', Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 18, no. 9-10, N/A, pp. 257-276. <http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/imp/jcs/2011/00000018/F0020009/art00012>

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Camporesi, S., Bottalico, B., & Zamboni, G. (2011). Can We Finally 'See' Pain? Brain Imaging Techniques and Implications for the Law. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 18(9-10), 257-276. [N/A]. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/imp/jcs/2011/00000018/F0020009/art00012

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Camporesi S, Bottalico B, Zamboni G. Can We Finally 'See' Pain? Brain Imaging Techniques and Implications for the Law. Journal of Consciousness Studies. 2011;18(9-10):257-276. N/A.

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Camporesi, Silvia ; Bottalico, Barbara ; Zamboni, Giovanni. / Can We Finally 'See' Pain? Brain Imaging Techniques and Implications for the Law. In: Journal of Consciousness Studies. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 9-10. pp. 257-276.

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