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Functional MRI investigation of verbal working memory in adults with anorexia nervosa. / Lao-Kaim, N P; Giampietro, V P; Williams, S C R; Simmons, A; Tchanturia, K.

In: European Psychiatry, Vol. 29, No. 4, 05.2014, p. 211-218.

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Lao-Kaim, NP, Giampietro, VP, Williams, SCR, Simmons, A & Tchanturia, K 2014, 'Functional MRI investigation of verbal working memory in adults with anorexia nervosa', European Psychiatry, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 211-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2013.05.003

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Lao-Kaim, N. P., Giampietro, V. P., Williams, S. C. R., Simmons, A., & Tchanturia, K. (2014). Functional MRI investigation of verbal working memory in adults with anorexia nervosa. European Psychiatry, 29(4), 211-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2013.05.003

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Lao-Kaim NP, Giampietro VP, Williams SCR, Simmons A, Tchanturia K. Functional MRI investigation of verbal working memory in adults with anorexia nervosa. European Psychiatry. 2014 May;29(4):211-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2013.05.003

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Lao-Kaim, N P ; Giampietro, V P ; Williams, S C R ; Simmons, A ; Tchanturia, K. / Functional MRI investigation of verbal working memory in adults with anorexia nervosa. In: European Psychiatry. 2014 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 211-218.

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